Bostik to close Stafford sealants department
Adhesive manufacturer Bostik is planning to close its sealants department in Stafford.
Bostik, which has its UK headquarters at Common Road, said that 32 workers were affected.
Communications manager Grant Bostock said that the company had asked for volunteers for redundancy.
Bostik, which employs more than 100 in the county town, issued a statement today.
It said: “Like any successful business, we’re constantly looking at ways of optimising production capacity and improving our operational performance in order to meet our future growth plans.
"As part of this, the company has decided to consolidate the European manufacturing of certain products, which will lead to the closure of the sealants department at Stafford.
“We are currently having conversations with the employees affected by this restructuring and have asked for volunteers for redundancy. While these conversations are ongoing, it would not be appropriate to comment any further until a decision has been made.”
Bostik also has sites at Leicester and Dalton in Yorkhire and employs more than 400 in the UK. Worldwide it has 5,000 people in 50 countries.
Its adhesives are used in the manufacture and assembly of products in a wide range of sectors, including construction, transport, packaging, tapes, and labels.
Bostik, which was originally founded in the United States in 1889, was bought by the French chemicals and advanced materials group Arkema in 2014.