HUNDREDS of jobs are set to be axed at the Sharp factory in Llay.
Sharp Corporation has announced that it will end solar panel production at its Wrexham manufacturing plant, Sharp Manufacturing Company of UK.
The planned closure by the end of February will result in redundancies for up to 250 Sharp employees, and non-renewal of related agency worker contracts.
Sharp chief executive officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hiroshi Sasaoka said the decision to close the solar manufacturing facility was difficult to make, but unavoidable in the current business conditions.
"It is with sincere regret that we have decided to end solar panel production in Wrexham. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we have been fortunate to have a loyal, hardworking and committed workforce since we began solar production here in 2004," Mr Sasaoka said.
"The Wrexham facility will continue to produce microwave ovens, and we will be investigating additional products for development."
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