EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Alcoa Howmet

Alcoa Howmet

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Devon; South West
Location of affected unit(s): Exeter


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30 - Manufacture of other transport equipment
Number Employed: 700

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-05-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 200
Planned Job Reductions max: 200
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Alcoa Howmet, a producer of turbine blades, has announced plans to cut 200 about jobs in Exeter. The cuts are blamed on falling demand. The union Unite said it would suggest pay cuts or short-time working to try and avoid as many cuts as possible. As of May 2010, no date has been announced for the implementation of the cuts.