BusinessBusiness RecoveryKPMG administrators close Pilkington’s Poole factory

KPMG administrators close Pilkington's Poole factory

Paul Flint and Brian Green announce 37 redundancies at global tile and flooring manufacturer, however, they "expect" the Swinton factory to recommence production later this year

KPMG administrators of global tiling manufacturer Pilkington’s closed the
business’ Poole factory in Dorset.

The tiling company has worked with major clients in the past including
Hilton, Heathrow and football stadium Old Trafford.

The closure has resulted in 37 employees being made redundant, with the
remaining eight retained to dispatch existing orders. The business as a whole
has 343 employees.

Paul Flint and Brian Green from KPMG restructuring in Manchester are joint
administrators to Pilkington’s Group, as well as Pilkington’s Tiles (Ireland),
Pilkington’s Tiles, and Quiligotti Access Flooring.

Flint, restructuring associate partner at KPMG, said: “Unfortunately, due to
the uncertain long term customer demand for the tiles produced at the Poole
site, we have decided to halt production resulting in staff redundancies.
However, we are still working hard to find a buyer for the factory either on a
standalone basis or as part of an overall sale of the business.

The administrators said they “expect” to recommence production in the Swinton
factory in Manchester later this year.

Further reading:

KPMG
administrators appointed to Pilkington’s

KPMG
adminstrators seek sale of Warrington school-wear business

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