Grange Fencing plans to manufacture in Poland

Grange Fencing in Telford, Shropshire is entering a consultation with 110 of its 230-strong total workforce about closing its UK manufacturing operation by the end of the year.

It will retain its sales, marketing and distribution facilities in Telford, but will be selling products made at its Polish parent company Stelmet, which bought Grange in 2015.

Managing director Neil Taylor said: "If our proposals are implemented, we will be extremely sorry to cease domestic production and lose the excellent manufacturing team that we have developed and maintained in Telford over many years.

"However the proposals are part of a strategy to increase production capacity and supply chain efficiency to ensure that the business can continue to grow."

Stelmet promised a £30m investment in the UK business this year.

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