EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Dover Fueling Solutions

Dover Fueling Solutions

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Angus and Dundee City; Eastern Scotland; Scotland
Location of affected unit(s): Dundee


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28.29 - Manufacture of other general-purpose machinery n.e.c.
Number Employed: 777
Group: Dover Corporation

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-12-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 179
Planned Job Reductions max: 179
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 20-12-2019
Direct Dismissals: 179

Additional Information

Dover Fueling Solutions, a UK subsidiary of the US-based manufacturer, announced on 16 December 2019 that it will cut 179 jobs in Dundee, Scotland by Christmas. The affected staff were employed on temporary contracts through the agency EN Recruitment. However, many of the affected workers were shocked, as some of them have been working in the plant for extended periods. 

A spokesperson for Dover refused to comment on the cuts and said that the business was stable. A representative of Unite the Union said that the company was trying to focus on its core, permanent employees.

The Dundee plant manufactures fuel pumps and it was acquired by Dover in 2016.