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**BREAKING NEWS** Cooper Tires to close factory site after 132 years of tyre production in Melksham.

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WORKERS were told of plans to ‘phase out’ the site at Bath Road before it closing for good in December 2023 at a meeting this morning, Thursday 13th October, Melksham News has been told – leaving 350 staff on notice of redundancy.

The Cooper factory.

Gavin Champion, HR Director at The Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Europe, said: “It is with deep sadness that we have announced our intention to begin a consultation process on the proposed closure of our tyre production facility at Melksham.

“Our Melksham site has struggled to be competitive for some considerable time and everyone involved has worked extremely hard to keep operations going for as long as possible. However, this has become increasingly challenging in the current business environment.
“We would like to confirm that these proposals are subject to consultation with relevant employee representative bodies, and we remain fully committed to act responsibly and fairly, and to provide appropriate support for everyone affected”.

4 Responses to **BREAKING NEWS** Cooper Tires to close factory site after 132 years of tyre production in Melksham.

  1. Simon Hancock

    October 13, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    I watched the local news with a tear in my eye tonight. They said 3 to 5 years in 2019. They werent lying. A major blow for the town and all my friends still working down there. Best of luck for the future to you all. 28 years of great memories for me. Grateful to have been a part of it. Simon Hancock. No3 Banbury. Mixing Dept. Avon Tyres Motorsport. X

  2. Johnathon

    October 13, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    Be a good housing estate

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  4. Paul

    November 1, 2022 at 11:12 am

    Wouldn’t this make for a brilliant shopping and retail centre with parking?

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