It’s been announced that ‘Huggies’ nappies will no longer be manufactured in Australia, with production processes to be moved to Asia.
The Australian company Kimberly-Clark put out a statement yesterday announcing the closure of its Ingleburn factory – previously responsible for the production of the nappies.
The closure is expected to impact 220 roles, though the company says it will help the families of those effected.
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“At this time the company is focused on the well being of employees and their families, and providing them with the support they need now and in the months ahead,” the statement read.
“All affected employees who leave Kimberly-Clark will be paid their full legal entitlements and redundancy pay, which is above the national redundancy provisions.
“In addition, outplacement assistance and counselling will be provided.”
Kimberly-Clark says the production will move to Asia, because they’ll have ‘faster’ access to the latest research and engineering advancements in nappies and pants.
“Kimberly-Clark Australia remains committed to providing consumers in Australia and New Zealand with the highest quality products to meet their needs.
“Products and innovations will continue to be designed by a local product development team, and guided by a deep understanding of local consumer insights,” the statement read.
Other products manufactured by Kimberly-Clark, including Kleenex and VIVA will continue to be locally manufactured at the company’s Millicent Mill in South Australia.
For the full statement, click here.