Trelleborg to close UK profiles division

By Tim Tunbridge

Minworth, UK – Trelleborg Industrial Profiles is to stop production at its West Midlands, UK, plant by the end of 2008 with the loss of 55 jobs.

The facility at Birmingham, Minworth, will become the sales and logistics centre to support the Trelleborg flexible profiles business in the UK and Irish markets. However, up to 55 jobs will be axed from the workforce of 70.

The six extrusion lines at Minworth will be transferred to Trelleborg sites in Germany, Sweden and, possibly, Poland.

The rationalisation at…

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