F&P Appliances to close East Tamaki factory with loss of 186 jobs

Pattrick Smellie
Tue, 05 Apr 2016

By Pattrick Smellie April 5 (BusinessDesk) - Fisher & Paykel Appliances is to close its small refrigeration appliances factory in Auckland's East Tamaki, with the loss of 186 jobs, saying the plant did not have the scale or cost-competitiveness to remain open. Currently operating four days a week, the factory is likely to close in two stages, in July and November.  Closure had first been indicated in 2007 and the decision was not a reflection on the staff's performance, said managing director Stuart Broadhurst. “The business has eno...

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