THE plastics firm which recently announced 20 jobs are to go at its site in Stevenston has confirmed it's to cease manufacturing at its only other Scottish site.

Berry BPI's latest move will see up to 65 jobs lost at the company's site in Greenock.

The decision comes less than two weeks after the company announced the loss of 20 jobs at its only other Scottish plant - in Lundholm Road on the Ardeer Industrial Estate.

Other workers at the Stevenston site were also redeployed into lower paid roles.

The long-standing company based at Port Glasgow Road made the shock announcement to stunned staff at a meeting this morning, Tuesday, August 8.

Berry BPI blamed a reduction in demand from customers in construction, industrial packaging and healthcare for the decision to shut down the facility.

A spokesman said: "As a result, BPI has regrettably had to announce a number of possible redundancies, with up to 65 roles potentially affected.

"We will endeavour, where at all possible, to find suitable alternative employment for our employees either within or outside the Berry Group."

The financial shared service centre in Greenock, and the head office at the same site, is not affected by Tuesday's announcement.

It's not yet clear what the implications will be for the firm's operations in Stevenston.

When the redundancies were confirmed at the site in the Ardeer industrial estate, Berry BPI also blamed "reduced activity" for the decision.

However, unlike in Greenock, the Ardeer job cuts were achieved without any compulsory redundancies.

At the time, a source told the Herald that "the place is in uproar" following the announcement.

They added: "People are feeling that the place might not be open in six months."

Berry BPI has been approached for comment.