Danfoss engineering firm in Bedford under threat of closure

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Updated (11:58 7/12/18)

Speaking to the Bedford Independent, Marcus Postings, general manager for Danfoss in the UK said, “There’s not much more we can add to the original statement at this stage. We’re reviewing our operations and one of the consequences could see the closure of the Bedford facility.”

He went on to say that the decision had nothing to do with any uncertainty over Brexit.

Original Story

Denmark-based engineering firm, Danfoss, has announced it could close one of its manufacturing sites, putting around 100 jobs at the Bedford factory under threat.

The facility on Ampthill Road – which manufactures domestic and commercial heating controls – could shut as the parent company seeks to become more sustainable. Danfoss confirmed no decision had been made, but all employees had been told about the position.

In a statement to the BBC, a spokesman for Danfoss said, “During a recent evaluation of our manufacturing sites, Danfoss concluded that further investigations into our residential operations were required, with a particular focus on how we can continue to innovate and sustainably invest in new products whilst delivering an improved service proposition.

“These investigations have been on-going. No decision has yet been made, but we have informed employees about the situation, and that a potential outcome of this could be that we must close our manufacturing facility in Bedford.”

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