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Bonbonetti to close factory in Nagykanizsa

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Hungarian sweets maker Bonbonetti might be forced to lay off 60 workers at its production facility in Nagykanizsa, southwest Hungary, and close the factory by December, Hungarian daily Népszabadság reported today.

CEO Sándor Sánta did not deny the information published by the paper. The bulk of the production could be transferred to the Bonbonetti plant located in Budapest where some of the production lines have already been moved, the CEO said. The firm’s leadership is looking at several options regarding the future of the plant, but the goal is to keep local production going.

Besides, a Hungarian businessman has expressed interest in buying the plant and is planning to use bank loans and EU subsidies in order to ensure the plant goes on working.

A subsidiary of Ukrainian Roshen’s group, which is owned by Ukrainian “chocolate king” and president Igor Porochenko, Bonbonetti Choco registered a HUF 9mln net loss in 2013. Its sales revenue was HUF 9.78bln. 

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