United Kingdom
Scotland; Eastern Scotland; Clackmannanshire and Fife
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 January 2006
Employment effect (start)
30 April 2006
Foreseen end date
31 December 2006


Computer printer firm Lexmark is cutting 1,400 jobs globally in response to a worldwide decline in demand for the cartridges. As part of this restructuring is to close its manufacturing plant in Fife, with the loss of 700 jobs. Workers at the firm's plant in Admiralty Park, Rosyth, were told that 500 jobs would be cut by April 2006 with the last 200 going by the end of the year. The American-owned company, which makes printers and cartridges, has been in Scotland for 10 years.

Fife Council said help and support would be offered to those losing their jobs. Strategic manager Stuart Nichol said 'Senior Scottish Enterprise representatives will be meeting with Lexmark senior management in Rosyth.'


  • 24 January 2006: BBC News


Eurofound (2006), Lexmark, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62820, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62820.