Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Scotland; Eastern Scotland; Scottish Borders
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products
22.29 - Manufacture of other plastic products

50 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 December 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Mainetti, a company based in Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders, which manufactures coat hangers, as well as other plastic products, has announced plans to cut 50 jobs. Around 360 people are employed at the firm in Jedburgh. The company has said that the demand for coat hangers has reduced, due to recycling and problems facing high street retail. Added to this, production costs have increased. The firm is hoping to achieve the reductions through voluntary means. The local MP commented that the job losses were 'disappointing' but also pointed to the fact that more than 300 jobs would remain in the town. The time frame for the job losses has not yet been reported.



Eurofound (2018), Mainetti, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 96223, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/96223.