United Kingdom
East of England;
Location of affected unit(s)
Dunstable; Southend
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

384 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 April 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2008
Foreseen end date
30 September 2008


Ecomold, a car components manufacturer, has announced that it is to close its sites in Dunstable in Bedfordshire and Southend in Essex with the loss of 384 jobs. The site in Dunstable will close in August 2008 with the loss of 203 jobs, whilst the site in Southend will close in September 2008 with the loss of 181 jobs. The company entered administration in November 2007, however administrator KPMG has been unable to find a buyer for the firm. A spokesperson from KPMG stated that ‘it is disappointing that we have been unable to find a buyer for the remaining operations, however we are still seeking offers.’


  • 25 April 2008: BBC News


Eurofound (2008), Ecomold, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 66572, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66572.