Pet food manufacturer Fold Hill Foods Ltd has revealed plans to relocate Rotherham-based Pointer Pet Products to its site in Boston, Lincolnshire.
Following its acquisition of Pointer earlier this year, Fold Hill Foods conducted a detailed review into the company’s operations in Rotherham. Fold Hill Foods Ltd belongs to the Grant family, which has now been manufacturing pet foods on their farm for over three generations.
The company has announced that, for economic reasons, it is not viable to continue manufacturing at the site in Rotherham and released the following statement:
“As of the end of May we will be relocating all Pointer operations to our Fold Hill site in Boston. Aside from the change in location, business will remain as usual.
“I look forward to discussing our job opportunities at Fold Hill Foods for those who have expressed an interest in relocating or working at our factory in Lincolnshire. We will endeavour to relocate anybody who wishes to give thought to such an opportunity.
“This is not a decision that we have taken lightly and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff at Pointer for their hard work and continued efforts so far under our ownership.”