Wavin to restructure its UK manufacturing network

Pipe manufacturer Wavin is to create two dedicated manufacturing facilities in Doncaster and Chippenham and close its extrusion facility in Brandon in a bid to simplify its supply chain.

Wavin to restructure its UK manufacturing network

Following a review of the company’s manufacturing operations, the multi-million pound investment programme will see the creation of a dedicated plumbing and heating manufacturing facility in Doncaster for the company’s 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.

Brent Nicholls, Wavin’s managing director for South West Europe, said: “The planned changes to our manufacturing facilities in Doncaster and Chippenham will simplify our supply chain and improve the service offering to our customers.

“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 manufacturing facilities will be completed in phases, with work due to commence in 2015 and completed by mid 2016.

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