Clearwood UK factory to close

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Production is set to close at the Redruth factory of timber window and door manufacturer Clearwood UK.

Clearwood’s parent company, The Performance Window Group (PWG), is to move manufacturing to its Essex facilities, although admin and sales roles will remain in the Redruth area and trade as Clearwood UK – a division of Mumford and Wood Ltd.

Members of the manufacturing team in Redruth will also be offered opportunities within PWG’s Essex factories where possible, but it is likely there will be up to 20 redundancies.

PWG’s chairman Roy Wakeman cited the recession behind the decision to consolidate manufacturing resources, and the subsequent downturn in demand.

He said the move would enable the Clearwood UK brand to develop further and explained: “Clearwood UK has developed a very strong reputation not just across the south west, but increasingly across the UK and the relocation of the manufacturing to our larger factories will enable that reputation to grow further, by consolidating the production of product group families in one location.

“We are working with our manufacturing team in Redruth to discuss opportunities for relocation where possible and will be retaining a Clearwood UK sales and administration team in Redruth to not just consolidate but to continue to build on our growing market position in the south west.

“Four jobs are being retained in the new business, and four people are working with us to run down production and liaise with the Essex factories. Those people are considering jobs in our Essex factories. At the moment there are likely to be between 15 and 20 redundancies.”