EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: West Lothian; Eastern Scotland; Scotland
Location of affected unit(s): Broxburn


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.11 - Processing and preserving of meat
Number Employed: 1700

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-01-2013
Planned Job Reductions min: 1700
Planned Job Reductions max: 1700
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 05-02-2013

Additional Information

Vion has confirmed that it will close down the Hall’s meat plant in Broxburn in West Lothian, leaving 1,700 out of work. The factory closed on February 5th.

The company has sold the Halls meat brand to Scottish firm Browns Food.