ad

Jobs hammer blow at Wrexham factory

Published date: 16 December 2013 |
Published by: Garth ApThomas 
Read more articles by Garth ApThomas  Email reporter


 

HUNDREDS of jobs are set to be axed at the Sharp factory in Llay.

Sharp Corporation has announced that it will end solar panel production at its Wrexham manufacturing plant, Sharp Manufacturing Company of UK.

The planned closure by the end of February will result in redundancies for up to 250 Sharp employees, and non-renewal of related agency worker contracts.

Sharp chief executive officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hiroshi Sasaoka said the decision to close the solar manufacturing facility was difficult to make, but unavoidable in the current business conditions. 

"It is with sincere regret that we have decided to end solar panel production in Wrexham. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we have been fortunate to have a loyal, hardworking and committed workforce since we began solar production here in 2004," Mr Sasaoka said. 

"The Wrexham facility will continue to produce microwave ovens, and we will be investigating additional products for development."

See tomorrow's Leader for full story and reaction.

Comments are closed for this story.

Past pictures from Bodhyfryd

  • l108dc6e
  • l107834f
  • l108dc6b
Local Bygones

View thousands more photos like this on www.localbygones.co.uk

Browse our archive
 

Local Business Offers & Promotions

  • 10% OFF

    STUDENTS, OAP;S, HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS. 10 % OFF Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Wash/Finish or Wash/Cut/Wash (Not in Conjunction with any offer)

    Valid Until: Thursday, 11 Dec 2014

    Voucher Code: C&CO

  • 25% Off your Food bill!

    Each diner must purchase a starter & a main course. Offer valid until December 2014. Valid Sundays - Fridays only. Not valid on Bank Holidays & Selected Dates - please call for confirmation. Please book in advance & mention ' Web Offer'. This offer excludes Buffet, Banquet & Takeaway. The Restaurant reserves the right to change this offer at anytime.

    Valid Until: Friday, 05 Dec 2014

    Voucher Code: Web Offer


View all offers & promotions

Featured Businesses

View all adverts