40 jobs go at Constellation Australia

40 jobs go at Constellation Australia

Constellation Brands has confirmed 40 job losses in Australia, as it looks to expand its bottling operations in the UK.

The company's Australian unit confirmed to just-drinks yesterday (4 March) that 40 staff at the Reynella facility in South Australia have taken voluntary redundancy.

The move comes as Constellation plans to increase its in-market Australian wine bottling programme at its European bottling and warehousing hub Constellation Park, located in Avonmouth, near Bristol in the west of England.

“This expanded in-market bottling programme will improve our service and response times for UK and European customers, in addition to lessening the impact of fluctuating currencies and reducing our environmental footprint,” a spokesperson for Constellation in Australia told just-drinks.

The cuts at Reynella have come from the packaging, packaging maintenance, winery, laboratory and quality group functions. All personnel affected by the move have been offered exit assistance.