Posted: Wed 29th Mar 2017

Marshall Aerospace set to close its Broughton site with the possible loss of 126 staff

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 29th, 2017


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Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group has today announced that it has begun consultation about the possible closure of its subsidiary, Marshall Aviation Services Ltd which is based at Broughton.

In a statement the company said;

Marshall acquired Hawker Beechcraft Ltd in 2013 as part of a strategy to grow in business aviation. Faced with changes in the market and with key customers, Marshall has continued to invest in the business, re-shaping and sizing the operation to reflect the market opportunity. Despite the commitment and focus of the team at Broughton, supported by Cambridge, these efforts have not resulted in sufficient sales to support the business and we have made significant losses in that business over the last three years.

Discussions with potential buyers for the business have not resulted in a sale and, therefore, we are now entering into a consultation period with a view to closing the business should no alternative come to light. Up to 126 dedicated employees could be affected. Our focus remains on supporting our employees through this difficult period and ensuring that we continue to look after our customers.

Unite the Union has said;

We have received the devastating news that Marshall have decided to close their facility at Broughton.We are now in the 45 day consultation period.

We will use this time to work with our members and the company in an effort to save the business. Unite will do everything in its power to support our members during this difficult time.Unite recognises that the loss of these highly skilled roles would mean the virtual eradication of the Aircraft maintenance sector in North Wales.

Unite Wales – Marshalls Closure “Devastating News” for North East Wales pic.twitter.com/GFr4Q6yl8z

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