Croxley looks to close Avondale plant, 100 jobs at risk

  • 21/08/2014

By 3 News online staff

More than 100 Auckland jobs are at risk as stationery supplier Croxley looks to close its Avondale manufacturing plant.

The company announced the proposal to staff today, citing a "number of external influences" including the popularity of emails in place of envelopes and writing pads.

"The widespread availability of cheaper imported products is also a factor, as is the foreign exchange rate which impacts on our ability to successfully export products manufactured here," managing director David Lilburne said.

"This is not a proposal we have put forward lightly. We have fought hard to remain in manufacturing in a difficult market."

Mr Lilburne said while the company had looked for alternative solutions, the long-term future of manufacturing at the Avondale plant does not appear to be sustainable.

Croxley is expected to make a final decision by September 4.

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