A number of roles are also expected to be at risk at its nearby Munro Place Distribution Centre as part of its plans, but the company said some roles would be moved to other parts of the group. However, the centre is expected to remain operational.
Martin Johnson, chief executive of Adelie Foods, said: “We have reviewed our factory estate to ensure that it is the right size and profile for our future needs, taking into account the nature of our sales growth and the efficiency that has been delivered operationally. As a result of this, we are proposing to move all production from our Kilmarnock factory to our southern sites in Wembley and Southall.
“This proposal to close our Kilmarnock factory has been made after significant and careful consideration. Kilmarnock has been an important part of our business in servicing our customers in Scotland. However, with the recent investment now complete, we have the ability to service each customer from our remaining three factories and our existing distribution centre in Kilmarnock.”
Over the next few weeks, the company will enter a period of consultation with its employees at Kilmarnock and Munro Place.