Friday 27th April | Prescot, Merseyside:
Glen Dimplex Home Appliances announces plans for business realignment to secure future of the business. Proposals expected to impact on jobs at manufacturing site in Prescot
Glen Dimplex Home Appliances (GDHA) has today announced proposals to realign its operations, intended to secure a future for the GDHA business. GDHA is a privately owned UK manufacturer made up of international cooking and refrigeration brands Stoves, Belling, New World, Lec and Britannia
The Prescot site currently employs 1,000 permanent workers. The proposed changes are likely to result in up to 300 potential redundancies over the course of the year, commencing from August 2018.
Consolidation of major UK retailers and amongst Major Domestic Appliance (MDA) manufacturers, as well as changing consumer trends, have led to a negative impact on GDHA’s financial performance. Today’s announcement is seen as necessary to ensure a viable GDHA business in the future.
The proposals under consideration include exiting loss-making segments of the market, outsourcing the manufacture of certain products, and investment in products which are more economically viable to produce in Prescot.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Andy Griffiths, Chief Executive, Glen Dimplex Consumer Appliances, said: “It is with a heavy heart that we are today announcing this significant change to our business. We are incredibly proud of our people and our long-standing history of manufacturing at this site, and we know how tough this news will be on our colleagues. Sadly, these proposals are necessary to ensure a viable GDHA business going forward.”
Glen Dimplex Home Appliances will enter into consultation with the Unite and Community unions and will also be consulting with employee representatives over the coming months. The company is offering its full support to all colleagues during this period.
Oliver Druttman, Red Consultancy, 0207 025 6631 / 07958 524 034
ABOUT GLEN DIMPLEX HOME APPLIANCES
Glen Dimplex Home Appliances is a privately owned company made up of global leading cooking and refrigeration brands Stoves, Belling, New World, Britannia and Lec. In nearly 40-years of producing quality home appliances, we have earned a reputation for being the specialists in market-leading domestic and electrical appliances.