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Wavin consolidates UK manufacturing

4 Sep 14 Dutch pipe manufacturer Wavin is planning to consolidate its UK manufacturing in Doncaster and Chippenham and close its extrusion facility in Brandon, Durham.

Wavin OSMA  drainage pipes
Wavin OSMA drainage pipes

Following a review of its manufacturing operations, Wavin has decided to create a dedicated plumbing and heating manufacturing facility in Doncaster for its Hep2O flexible plumbing brand, and an above and below ground plastic drainage manufacturing facility in Chippenham focusing on its Wavin OSMA brand.

As part of the proposed restructure, the company’s extrusion facility in Brandon will be closed.

The company’s Hep2O manufacturing will be focussed at Doncaster and all above and below ground plastic manufacturing will be relocated to Chippenham.

"The planned changes to our manufacturing facilities in Doncaster and Chippenham will simplify our supply chain and improve the service offering to our customers,” said Brent Nicholls, Wavin’s managing director for southwest Europe. “By simplifying and increasing the focus of our UK manufacturing network and supply chain we will be aligned to the changing needs of our customers.”

Subject to employee consultation, the proposed development of the two dedicated manufacturing facilities in Doncaster and Chippenham will be completed in phases, with work starting in 2015 and completed by mid 2016.

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