PMP closes first of three plants

PMP closes first of three plants
One hundred people have been made redundant at former IPMG printing facility in Melbourne

PMP has closed the Hannan Print Victoria Nobel Park print facility in Melbourne with 100 people made redundant, the first of its three printing plants to go.

Peter George, managing director of PMP says, “While the closure will result in 100 redundancies, we are working to ensure a number of our Noble Park staff can be redeployed to our Clayton site in Melbourne.

“We have made all attempts to ensure that those leaving the business are doing so with the best possible level of support and assistance available to them, and we have made agreements with the individuals transferring across to the Clayton facility to ensure there are no adverse effects of this change in employment.”

[Related: Three sites likely closing after PMP IPMG merger]

George says the company has been working with the AMWU throughout the process and they have provided input to PMP’s plans.

“PMP has shown in the past its determination and capability to successfully integrate businesses and major contracts within our ongoing business, and this has had positive outcomes for our customers and our shareholders.

“We are pleased with the progress made since the merger including the transformation of our NSW and QLD operations, which are under discussion internally and with the AMWU and our employees. We will be able to confirm the outcomes in these areas through April and May,” he says.

The decision to close down three printing factories came from the PMP IPMG merger earlier in March. PMP says the merger laid the platform to transform the expanded PMP to better meet the challenging conditions and opportunities within Australia’s print market.

PMP has already let go staff from its head office. The names of the other two locations have not been confirmed.

This closure is as a part of the company’s plan to achieve synergy benefits. The plant was closed last Friday.

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