United Kingdom
Wales; West Wales and The Valleys; South West Wales
Location of affected unit(s)
Llangennech near Llanelli
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.22 - Defence activities

190 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 July 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2008


A Ministry of Defence storage centre in west Wales is to close with the loss of 190 jobs. The Defence Stores and Distribution Centre in Llangennech near Llanelli will be subject to a phased closure, shutting completely by 2008. Llangennech is the focal point for the receipt, storage and distribution of all MoD Forms and publications. The announcement is part of a wider shake-up of Ministry of Defence sites across the UK. The closures would result in a total saving of over £400 million over the next 10 years resulting in 2,000 civilian job losses as well as 50 MoD posts UK-wide.


  • 21 July 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), Ministry of Defence, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 61953, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61953.