Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
West Midlands; West Midlands; Coventry
Location of affected unit(s)
London, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Coventry
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

156 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
31 October 2012
Employment effect (start)
31 October 2012
Foreseen end date


Iconic black cab maker Manganese Bronze has gone into administration and made 156 staff redundant with immediate effect. Both the head office and manufacturing site in Coventry are being affected by the job losses, as are plants across the UK.

A combination of poor sales, high warranty costs, accounting errors and a recall of over 400 vehicles as a result of a steering fault have been blamed for the failure of the company.


  • 31 October 2012: BBC News


Eurofound (2012), Manganese Bronze, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 74441, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74441.