Henkel UK comes unstuck

Posted on 21 Nov 2008 by The Manufacturer

An adhesives manufacturer in Nottinghamshire has today announced it is to close the site as it is “under utilized and no longer viable.” Thirty-five people lose their jobs.

Henkel UK limited will move production from the Newark plant to its other sites in Italy and Germany.
A spokesperson for the firm said: “Henkel’s policy is always to minimise any redundancies and the company will work with all members of staff to fully explore alternatives or provide full assistance to all affected employees with job search and financial support in-line with the company’s existing redundancy policy.

“The Newark site performance has been exemplary. It has an excellent safety record, a highly flexible workforce, good quality and customer service.

“It is therefore with sincere regret that today’s proposal has been made. This decision in no way reflects on the loyalty and commitment of Henkel staff at Newark who have given the company tremendous support over the years.”

Production will cease in the first or second quarter of next year.