United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Coventry and Shrewsbury
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.2 - Manufacture of bodies (coachwork) for motor vehicles; manufacture of trailers and semi-trailers

430 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 April 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2006


Stadco a car panel firm is cutting 280 posts because of the crisis at MG Rover. The company has issued 230 redundancy notices at Holbrooks in Coventry and 50 at Harlescott in Shrewsbury.

Stadco says it regrets the action, but the job losses are a 'direct consequence' of what it calls the 'probable demise' of MG Rover.

The firm is a major supplier in the automotive industry, providing bodies for the MG TF model and body panels for the Rover 25, 45 and 75.

In May 2005, the MG Rover crisis claimed another 200 jobs when Stadco announced that it is to close its Coventry plant in 2006. Stadco said it now felt there was no alternative to closure.


  • 14 May 2005: The Guardian
  • 13 April 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), Stadco, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 61393, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61393.