United Kingdom
Wales; West Wales and The Valleys; Conwy and Denbighshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

120 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 July 2007
Employment effect (start)
31 December 2007
Foreseen end date


A union has expressed its concern after a car parts factory in Conwy announced 120 jobs will be lost by next year. Union leaders have condemned the decision by Quinton Hazell Automotive, at Mochdre, which they say was taken without consultation.

It is thought around 65 staff will be left at the site to make water pumps, while other work moves to Warwickshire. Workers have been told that the firm is to transfer production of clutches to its base at Leamington Spa, as part of a joint venture with another firm.

John Hamilton, regional officer for the super union, Unite, said the move was a 'partial closure' of a plant that was seen as a 'flagship' employer in the area. He said they were 'annoyed and concerned' that the jobs were leaving Wales and moving to Warwickshire, because the firm believed it was cheaper to manufacture there.


  • 13 July 2007: BBC Website


Eurofound (2007), Quinton Hazell Automotive, Relocation in United Kingdom, factsheet number 65607, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65607.