Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.9 - Manufacture of other electrical equipment

125 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 February 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Electronics company Schrader Electronics has announced plans to cut 125 jobs from its operations in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. The business, which is owned by American group Sensata Technologies, manufactures tyre pressure monitors. It employs 1,301 people across its Antrim and Carrickfergus sites, making it one of the largest manufacturing employers in the province. The decision to cut jobs is as a result of falling demand for the products manufactured at the site. A spokesperson for Sensata Technologies confirmed that the consultation period would begin soon and that part of the remit would be to consider alternatives to compulsory redundancy. The local MP also confirmed his understanding that the company would seek to offer enhanced voluntary severance packages. There is no information yet available as to when the job losses will take effect.


  • 23 February 2018: BBC Website


Eurofound (2018), Schrader Electronics, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 93646, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93646.