Northwood Announce Proposed Closure of Penygroes Manufacturing Facility

26th May 2020
As part of a strategic review of business operations, given the rapidly changing landscape and market conditions, the Directors of Northwood Hygiene Products Ltd regret to announce the proposed closure of the Penygroes manufacturing facility, located in North Wales. This proposal affects 94 employees. As part of the review, various alternative options were considered, but the contraction in market demand as a consequence of Covid-19, and the subsequent significant fall in current and forecasted sales volumes has led to this very difficult decision being made. The Company is fully committed to following a consultation process with all employees and trade union representatives and will commence a collective consultation process which will last for a minimum of 30 days.

The proposed closure will not have a negative impact on the service we provide to our customer base. Production will be absorbed, and customers will be serviced from other Northwood sites in Telford, Oldham, Birmingham, Lancaster and Bromsgrove.


For further information; –
Pete Foy (Manufacturing Director)
Brooke Foulger (Head of HR)
Paul Mulready (Marketing Manager)