United Kingdom
West Midlands; West Midlands; Walsall and Wolverhampton
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
New offshoring locations
Various EU Locations

230 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 November 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


The Man+Hummel Group, the Germany-based car parts manufacturer, has announced that it will close its site in Wolverhampton, making 230 jobs redundant. The production will be relocated to the Group’s other European sites.  

A statement by the Group said the closure was motivated by the ‘dramatic decline’ in the volume of orders for its products. The statement referred to the difficult market conditions and the ongoing structural change of the European automotive industry as the reasons for the reduction in production volumes.

The Man+Hummel Group manufactures filtration systems, such as air and oil filters used in cars. The Group has 80 sites worldwide, including four sites in the UK, and it employs 22,000 people.  



Eurofound (2020), Mann + Hummell (UK), Offshoring/Delocalisation in United Kingdom, factsheet number 102733, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102733.