A PLASTICS factory on Anglesey has confirmed it will close by the end of the year, resulting in the loss of 100 jobs.

REHAU Group officials have confirmed that the firm’s manufacturing facility in Amlwch, which has stood in the Town for more than 40 years, will be shut down.

A spokesperson for REHAU said: “ Our group executive board has today made the difficult decision to confirm that the proposed closure of our Amlwch production facility will go ahead by the end of this year.

“Careful consideration at board level of the proposed alternatives put forward by employees concluded that, regrettably, they would not be sufficient to secure the long-term future of the facility.

“Our attentions now turn to supporting our staff through this challenging period.”

The news of the REHAU site’s closure this week comes as a further blow to a part of the island that has seen huge job losses over the last few months.

Japanese giants Hitachi recently announced they had put plans to build Wylfa Newydd on hold in a move that will see 200 workers on the island lose their jobs as well as affect the potential 10,000 roles.

Plaid Cymru’s Ynys Môn Assembly Member Rhun ap Iorwerth called the REHAU blow “terrible news”.

“I know the company had been presented with a number of options for continuing manufacturing in Amlwch, including ideas put forward by the committed staff,” he said.

“I’d met company executives to try to make the case for protecting jobs. This is a great site with a highly skilled workforce. We now have to ensure that everything possible is done to support the workers into new employment.”

Albert Owen, the island’s MP, added: “The UK side of the company was supportive of proposals regarding the site, but ultimately it was the greater executive board that has taken the decision, which is very disappointing.

“I will be getting back to the management to put the case to keep it open. I’m not going to give up on them.”