EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Northern Ireland
Location of affected unit(s): Ballymena


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 1000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-02-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 235
Planned Job Reductions max: 235
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 235

Additional Information

Wrightbus, a manufacturer of coaches and buses, is to cut 235 jobs in Ballymena, County Antrim. The company, which employs 1000 people, has experienced reduced numbers of orders for its vehicles. As of 1 March 2009 no date has been set for these cuts.