David Llewelyn Darkin

Schaeffler Factory Closure

6th November 2018

The manufacturer, based in Bynea, Llanelli has announced plans to close its operation citing ‘uncertainty surrounding Brexit” and has begun a 45 day consultation on the proposals.

220 jobs at the Llanelli Plant are expected to be lost which is clearly a devastating blow not just for the workers but also their families, the local community and the local supply chain.

As president of the Llanelli Chamber of Trade and Commerce, I have already discussed this issue with fellow members including local councillor Deryk Cundy and we will be doing everything we can to support the workers.