United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; South Yorkshire;
Location of affected unit(s)
Monckton, South Yorkshire
Manufacture Of Coke And Refined Petroleum Products
Manufacture Of Coke And Refined Petroleum Products
19.1 - Manufacture of coke oven products

120 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
12 December 2014
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


UK supplier of solid fuels and bulk material logistics, Hargreaves Services will close Monckton Coke and Chemical Company Limited. The coke making plant is located in South Yorkshire. Closure of the Monckton plant is the result of finalisation of a Group Simplification Plan which will result in the loss of around 120 jobs. A mandatory 45-day formal consultation process about the future of the plant began on 27 October 2014. At the conclusion of the consultation period, the company has announced that production will cease and the plant will close in December 2014. In a statement to investors, the company has stated that it remains committed to exploring alternative employment opportunities for staff, both within the Hargreaves Group and externally. The company, head-quartered in County Durham, has told investors that the closure is due to falling forward prices for coal and low consumer demand.


  • 12 December 2014: Insider Media (www.insidermedia.com)
  • 12 December 2014: Hargreaves Services (Press Release)


Eurofound (2014), Monckton Coke and Chemical Company, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 78002, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78002.