United Kingdom
Wales; East Wales; Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23 - Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 October 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 November 2005


Nippon Electric Glass has announced 400 job cuts as a result of closing its Cardiff plant as demand for products - like glass for TV sets - has fallen. Nippon makes glass used for traditional-style TV screens, and blames demand for more modern flat-screen sets for the closure of the Cardiff Bay plant. Ira Walters, general manager of Nippon Electric Glass (NEG) said the plant would cease production by the end of November 2005 with the loss of all 400 jobs. NEG added that it would begin discussions with trade unions and would attempt to find alternative employment for the workforce at the plant, which began glass manufacturing at the Cardiff Bay site in November 1995.


  • 29 October 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), Nippon Electric Glass, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62468, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62468.