Business expansion
United Kingdom
West Midlands;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
2 September 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 August 2012


Window maker VEKA is to create 100 jobs over the next year. The company bought one of its competitors, Bowater Building Products in Sutton Coldfield, in June. Some of the work done by Bowater will be moved to Burnley. VEKA said it would look to redeploy as many West Midlands workers as possible. It currently employs 150 people in Burnley and will initially look to fill warehouse and distribution positions, followed by production jobs.


  • 2 September 2011: BBC News


Eurofound (2011), VEKA plc, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 72332, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72332.