United Kingdom
North West; Greater Manchester;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25.93 - Manufacture of wire products, chain and springs

231 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 August 2013
Employment effect (start)
27 August 2013
Foreseen end date
22 July 2014


Renold, manufacturer of industrial chains, gearboxes and couplings, has announced that it will close its plant in Stockport, Greater Manchester. The closure of the Renold plant will result in the loss of around 230 jobs. The company said that the site was no longer financially viable as it has incurred losses in recent years. The company has entered into consultation with its staff and their representatives. 

Updated, 22-07-2014: Despite a campaign by staff to try to keep the Stockport factory open, on 22 July 2014 the company confirmed that has completed the final stages in closing the plant. A total of 231 workers who were employed at the plant have been retrenched. Renold was first formed in Manchester in 1873, with many of the workers having long tenure with the company and for some families, several generations work or have worked at the Stockport site.



Eurofound (2013), Renold, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77342, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77342.