EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Lancashire CC; Lancashire; North West
Location of affected unit(s): Leyland


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of wood and paper products, and printing
17.22 - Manufacture of household and sanitary goods and of toilet requisites
Number Employed: 520

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-04-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 80

Additional Information

Leyland based paper firm Accrol has opened a new manufacturing facility and announced the creation of 80 new jobs. The company makes a range of paper products including tissues, toilet rolls and kitchen rolls. The installation of two new tissue converting lines will create 80 new jobs when the lines are running at full capacity. There is space in the new facility for four further lines. When the new positions are taken the total workforce at the company will be 600. There is no information on when all the jobs will be filled.