Boral to cut 28 jobs as Maldon prepares to cease clinker production, Australia

Boral to cut 28 jobs as Maldon prepares to cease clinker production, Australia
Published: 20 June 2014


Boral is to axe up to 28 jobs as the Australia-based producer ceases clinker production at its Maldon works as of 31 December.

Ross Harper, executive general manager of Boral Cement, said a decline in demand for off-white clinker, which forms the basis of a range of specialty cement products, was behind the decision.

“Unfortunately demand has declined sharply as consumers switch to products made from imported ‘white’ clinker.

 “This decline has coincided with a downturn in demand, rising costs of production, the availability of cheap imported clinker and the slow recovery of the building and construction industry.”

Mr Harper said Boral would maintain its Maldon grinding mill, packaging and associated logistics on site. Around 54 employees will be retained.