Packaging manufacturer Huhtamaki has announced the closure of its New Lynn plant with the loss of 135 jobs.
The company said the unit was losing money and it expected to finalise the closure by the end of July 2012.
The news does not affect the company's foodservice operations in Henderson or its moulded fibre operations in Otahuhu.
"Huhtamaki will continue to serve its customers in Oceania from sales offices in Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia.
"Manufacturing will be transferred to Huhtamaki's other flexible packaging units mainly in India, Thailand and Vietnam," the company said.
- NZ HERALD ONLINE