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ALBIS PLANS UK MANUFACTURING EXIT

November 13, 2019

LONDON (GC Intelligence) — ALBIS, distributor and compounder of plastics, announced proposal to move manufacturing activities from Knutsford, Cheshire, in the UK, to Zülpich, Obernburg and Hamburg sites in Germany.

UK customers will be served from the German sites and sales and distribution activities will continue from the UK site, according to the recent press note.

“Our Distribution partners and customers can be assured that ALBIS stays fully committed to the UK market”, said Josephine Bagnall, ALBIS UK’s Managing Director.

“In times of increasing competitive pressure this move is aimed at improving efficiency,” said Ian Mills, member of the ALBIS Management board and head of the Compounding business.

The transfer is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2020 and the proposal is subject to consultation with affected employees.

The brands affected according to the press release are ALTECH and ALCOM, which are understood to include the company’s compunds of nylon 6 (PA6) and nylon 66 (PA66) and polycarbonate (PC).

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