A CABLE FIRM is the latest business to announce it will be closing down its site on Anglesey.

Staff at Marco Cable Management based on the Bryn Cefni Industrial Estate in Llangefni were given the news on Monday.

An Atkore spokesperson confirmed that work at the Llangefni site will be re-located to the Unistrut UK location in West Bromwich. Around 40 people are expected to be directly affected by the announcement.

An Atkore spokesperson said: "We appreciate that not all employees will be in a position to relocate and we are therefore commencing a 30 day collective consultation process with those affected, this will start on Friday, October 11.

"We recognise this is difficult news for the affected employees, their families and colleagues.

"We are assisting impacted employees by discussing and facilitating the process of relocation to the West Bromwich facility as well entering into the collective consultation process.

"In some cases, we are working with identified employees on other opportunities within Atkore. This decision follows a detailed analysis of facilities and changing market conditions within the United Kingdom in which Marco operates within."

Responding to the news that Marco Cable Management has announced it is closing its site in Llangefni, Ynys Môn Assembly Member Rhun ap Iorwerth said: “This is devastating news for Anglesey. I’ve had lots of dealings with Marco Cable Management.

"They’ve been an excellent local employer and it wasn’t that long ago I was talking to them about expanding.

“I’m extremely disappointed with this decision. My thoughts go to the workers and their families. Reolcation to the West Midlands I’m sure is not a viable option for many.

“I will now be asking to meet managers locally as a matter of urgency.”

According to its website, Marco Cable Management is the UK's leading manufacturer of steel wire cable tray and UPVC trunking.

The firm's island site was established in 2003 and went on to become part of the Atkore International group.

News of its closure is the latest in a long line of economic blows to Anglesey in 2019. At the start of the year, Wylfa Newydd was suspended by Hitachi and this was later followed by Rehau shutting its Amlwch site, where around 100 people had been working.