EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Isle of Wight; Hampshire and Isle of Wight; South East
Location of affected unit(s): Newport, Isle of Wight


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
23.99 - Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products n.e.c.
Number Employed: 300

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-10-2017
Planned Job Reductions min: 70
Planned Job Reductions max: 70
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Gurit, a company which manufactures composite material for use in wind turbines, boats and cars, has announced that it is to cut 70 jobs from its site at Newport, Isle of Wight. The decision has been taken due to changes in the production process by the firm's customers in the wind turbine industry, who have switched to different manufacturing methods. Gurit has confirmed that other parts of the UK business will not be affected and investment will continue at the site which employs around 300 staff. Some production of turbine composites will continue though from Summer 2018 this will be at the company's site in Spain.