EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Ibstock Brick

Ibstock Brick

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
23.32 - Manufacture of bricks, tiles and construction products, in baked clay
Number Employed: 2500

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-06-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 375
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 375

Additional Information

Ibstock Brick, the British brick manufacturer has announced that it will cut 375 jobs, approximately 15 per cent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring plan. 

A statement by the company said that the restructuring was necessary to compensate for the negative effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the construction sector. Sales of the company's products had decreased by 75 per cent since the beginning of April.

Ibstock Brick is the biggest brick maker in the UK, which also operates in the United States. The UK’s second largest brick maker, Forterra, has announced redundancies on the same day.