Business expansion
United Kingdom
Wales; West Wales and The Valleys; Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products
22.23 - Manufacture of builders’ ware of plastic

65 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
29 August 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Rockwool Ltd which manufactures fireproof materials used in cladding has announced that it is to create 65 new jobs. Rockwool has been based in South Wales for 40 years and currently employs around 400 people. The company will restart a production line which was discontinued in 2008 following the global financial crisis and the subsequent drop in demand. The recent high profile case of the Grenfall Tower disaster has led to an increase in demand for the company's fireproof materials.

Some nearby residents had objected to the company's plans on environmental grounds, but the proposals were voted through by local councillors. The timeframe for the creation of these jobs has not been announced.



Eurofound (2018), Rockwool, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 95382, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/95382.