Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Scotland; South Western Scotland; East Ayrshire and North Ayrshire Mainland
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

170 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 November 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 January 2016


German-owned engineering company Mahle has announced plans to cut 170 jobs from its site in Kilmarnock. The company, which supplies parts for the automotive industry, currently employs 400 people at the Ayrshire site. It is understood that the job losses will come from the finishing unit on the site, which is expected to be closed by the end of January 2016.  A formal 45 day consultation period has started. A spokesperson for the Unite union noted that the company had previously given assurances about the future of jobs at the Kilmarnock plant. 


  • 4 November 2015: BBC Website


Eurofound (2015), Mahle, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 85454, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85454.