Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
UK; Europe
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25 - Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
30 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
2 February 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Bathroom and kitchen manufacturer American Standard is to make 250 redundancies across its European operations. Gilliane Palmer, spokeswoman for American Standard, said the job cuts were down to rising raw material costs, increased competition and the need for the business to remain competitive.

She said: 'The loss of these jobs is a difficult choice to make, and we will do all we can to ease the transition for everyone involved. We don’t make these kinds of plans easily, particularly when the livelihoods of our people are affected.'

The Ideal Standard plant in Wolverhampton, UK will lose 106 jobs, but the group's Armitage Shanks division will gain around 30 jobs in Rugeley, UK and will be the base for distribution and product development


  • 14 February 2007: Express and Star


Eurofound (2007), American Standard, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 64934, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64934.