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Another 22 jobs are lost at Brook Crompton

01 November, 2006

Another 22 jobs are lost at Brook Crompton

The troubled motor-maker Brook Crompton has implemented another round of job cuts at its Huddersfield headquarters. A further 22 jobs are being axed, mainly at the management level, leaving a total of 52 people working at the site which is still the company`s engineering headquarters, as well as its global hub for sales, support and customer service.

The new job cuts are the latest in a string of cutbacks at Brook Crompton over the past few years as the company reshaped its operations to make itself more competitive. According to UK managing director Graham Harries, the restructuring programme is now almost complete.

As recently as 2001, Brook Crompton employed about 1,500 people. It now has around 100 employees in the UK, including its special motors production site in Blackheath, Birmingham. Most manufacturing is now carried out in Poland.

The Austrian motor manufacturer ATB is now the majority shareholder in Brook Crompton, following its acquisition of a majority stake in Brook`s previous owner, Singapore-based Lindeteves-Jacoberg.

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