United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Miskin, near Llantrisant
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles
New offshoring locations

900 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 February 2010
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2011
Foreseen end date
30 June 2011


900 jobs to be lost in south Wales as car parts manufacturer Bosch closes its plant at Miskin, near Llantrisant, next year. The manufacturer of car parts has decided to transfer the work to Hungary due to the current economic climate. It has pledged to collaborate with the assembly government to provide training support for the affected staff and to find future alternatives for the site; it had, however, turned down a number of suggestions from the assembly government including developing new product lines and retaining research and development in the country.

David Lewis from union Unite said: "The workers are devastated that Bosch have confirmed they intend to go ahead with the closure. Together with the Labour Government we are doing everything possible to support the workers."

UPDATE 30.6.11

The Miskin site finished production on 28.6.11 with workers working their last shifts on 30.6.11.  The remaining 489 staff at the factory had their roles transfered to factories in Hungary.  


  • 10 February 2010: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), Bosch, Offshoring/Delocalisation in United Kingdom, factsheet number 70200, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70200.