EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Ineos Nitriles (UK)

Ineos Nitriles (UK)

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees; Tees Valley and Durham; North East
Location of affected unit(s): Seal Sands


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
20.59 - Manufacture of other chemical products n.e.c.
Number Employed: 225
Group: Ineos Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-12-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 145
Planned Job Reductions max: 145
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 17-12-2019
Direct Dismissals: 145

Additional Information

Ineos, the UK-based chemical company has announced that it will close its acrylonitrile manufacturing plant near Stockton, in the North East of England, making 145 people redundant.

The director of the company said that production on the site was no longer safe and they decided that further investment would be too costly. They promised to support the 145 employees affected by the closure.

Local politicians denounced the decision to close the factory and offered to help workers gain ‘access to new opportunities’ in the region.

Ineos was founded in 1998 and the Ineos Group now includes 34 businesses in 26 countries.