EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Birkby's Plastics

Birkby's Plastics

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s): Liversedge


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-04-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 370
Planned Job Reductions max: 370
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy
Employment Effect Start: 04-04-2012

Additional Information

Birkby's Plastics, a Yorkshire based supplier of automotive parts, will be shut down making more than 370 staff redundant. Birkby's was placed into administration on 3 April 2012.

The company's administrators have failed to find a buyer for the business which has been operating at a loss for the last few years. Although interest was expressed by potential buyers, none of the offers was acceptable.

The timeline for the restructuring is yet to be announced.