EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

B3 Cable Solutions

B3 Cable Solutions

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: Midland; Border, Midland and Western
Location of affected unit(s): Longford


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment
Number Employed: 106

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 13-07-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 106
Planned Job Reductions max: 106
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy
Employment Effect Start: 13-07-2010
Foreseen End Date: 13-07-2010
Direct Dismissals: 106

Additional Information

The B3 Cable Solutions plant located in Longford, in the Irish Midlands, is to close, with all 106 workers losing their jobs. The cable company, which manufactured copper cable for telecommunications company Eircom and other customers, had gone into receivership. The receiver has been unable to sell the company as a going concern and so the plant has had to go into liquidation and close.