EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Scotland
Location of affected unit(s): Airdrie (Lanarkshire)


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
Number Employed: 8000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-02-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 1000
Planned Job Reductions max: 1000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2003
Foreseen End Date: 01-01-2005

Additional Information

Boots, the high street chemist and general retailer, announced it would close its production plant of Airdrie in Lanarkshire with the loss of 1,000 posts. The facility will close during the next 2 years. Boots said it would try to minimise the impact of the closure by offering some redeployment and avoiding compulsory redundancy over the first nine months.