Spicer Hallfield Set To Move Its Manufacturing Operation To Bradford Site.
Spicer Hallfield is set to close its Haddenham (Bucks) factory and relocate its album manufacturing business to a sister plant in Bradford.
MD John Wyatt has spent the last month in talks with staff about the move - which will mean 36 redundancies in Haddenham - but similar job gains in Bradford.
Four managers, wedding album makers and warehouse staff will lose their jobs in the South, but Head Office and support staff will be relocated to new offices in the Haddenham, Aylesbury area.
Said Wyatt: "A combination of events, including the imminent expiry of the Haddenham factory lease and the need to fully capitalise on our recent equipment modernisation at the Yorkshire site, have been key drivers in this decision.
Our Haddenham factory has enjoyed close links with the local community for over forty years and generations of families have worked for the company during that period - but it is vital that we now move on and maintain high cost-efficiency, especially with a recession now upon us."
He added: "The relocation will be staged over the first half of next year and we are now in talks with staff to see how many might consider a move north with us.
Of course we will do everything in our power to help secure new jobs for those who cannot relocate."
Spicer Hallfield is a market leader for presentations solutions and has recently invested substantial sums in a revamped website and a successful launch of a new ‘EYE' brand.
Last month the company also announced the nationwide launch of groundbreaking ‘new-glue' technology in a range of repositionable self-adhesive albums.