EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Birmingham; West Midlands; West Midlands
Location of affected unit(s): Erdington


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
22.11 - Manufacture of rubber tyres and tubes; retreading and rebuilding of rubber tyres
Number Employed: 450

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-06-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Planned Job Reductions max: 199
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 26-08-2020
Planned Job Creation: 21

Additional Information

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres, the British company specialising in manufacturing aircraft tyres, has announced plans for a restructure that is expected to lead up to 199 redundancies and the creation of 21 new jobs at the company’s factory in Erdington, England, according to the GMB trade union.

The management justified the internal restructuring affirming that there had been a "sharp reduction" in demand for the company’s products due to the COVID-19 crisis and the company's current staffing costs were unsustainable.

A representative of the GMB trade union said the reduction in the volume of orders was likely to be only “short-term” and the union was ready for negotiations.

Dunlop Aircraft Tyres was founded in 1910 and it is currently a world-operating supplier of tyres for civil and military aircraft.