Ex-Or shuts UK factory

Ex-Or's factory in Haydock, Merseyside has been shut by parent company Honeywell.

Production of Ex-Or's range of lighting controls will now be split between a Honeywell plant in Germany and one in St Asaph in Denbighshire, Wales.

Graham Campbell, Honeywell’s ACS business communication leader, said the Haydock site didn’t have scope to expand in line with the company’s growth plans. He told Lux magazine: ‘This has nothing to do with the competency of the people at that site; it was so we could get closer to our customer base and be more competitive.

‘Each individual is being reviewed and potentially offered alternative employment across the Honeywell portfolio. We’re hoping to move many of these to different roles and locations.’

The Haydock factory had 30 permanent, full-time staff and a number of temporary staff before the closure.  

The St Asaph site will now take responsibility for final assembly, logistics and tests, while the German location will take on manufacturing. Campbell said Honeywell believes the move will help make it more efficient.