Business expansion
United Kingdom
West Midlands; Shropshire and Staffordshire; Stoke-on-Trent
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.20 - Manufacture of bodies (coachwork) for motor vehicles; manufacture of trailers and semi-trailers

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
21 August 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 August 2022


Trailer manufacturer Don-Bur announced the creation of 100 new jobs across its three sites in Stoke-on-Trent. The company has invested GBP 4 million (€4.47 million) to increase capacity, as the new investment includes a fibre laser and auto welding cell, press brakes and a new management hub. The equipment allows the company to avoid process outsourcing, thus reducing production costs down. The automation process is expected to deploy the company's skilled workers in other functions and the job creation is planned to require additional skilled employees to cope with the increased demand. The changes will allow the business to mass produce products for the expanding rental market. The new jobs are expected to be added over a three-year period.



Eurofound (2019), Don-Bur, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 98427, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98427.