Mar 10, 2020

Unilever to shut Warrington washing powder factory

A washing powder factory in Warrington is to close because consumers are using liquid and gel capsule detergents instead, Unilever has revealed. Persil and Surf washing powders are produced at the manufacturing giant's 136-year-old Crosfields site. Unilever announced in January that it was "Undertaking a review of its future" at Crosfields. "Jon Strachan, vice president of supply chain for Unilever UK & Ireland, said:"Following the review we have been unable to identify any commercially sustainable solutions for the site. Unilever said it would "Do everything it can" to support the 123 employees affected.

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