Polestar Greaves closes Scarborough factory

Posted on 7 Aug 2008 by The Manufacturer

Printing firm Polestar Greaves has announced the complete closure of its Scarborough factory as of January.

The printing department at the site had already been closed in April, with the finishing and bindery operations now to follow suit. A total of 280 jobs will have been lost at the factory as a result of the decisions.

“The Ferag finishing lines we have acquired recently give us the opportunity to relocate finishing from Greaves to our other print sites, thereby improving efficiency and reducing transportation,” explained CEO Catherine Hearn.

The firm has now begun a consultation period with union representatives.