United Kingdom
North East; Tees Valley and Durham; Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees
Location of affected unit(s)
Seal Sands
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20.59 - Manufacture of other chemical products n.e.c.

145 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 December 2019
Employment effect (start)
17 December 2019
Foreseen end date


Ineos, the UK-based chemical company has announced that it will close its acrylonitrile manufacturing plant near Stockton, in the North East of England, making 145 people redundant.

The director of the company said that production on the site was no longer safe and they decided that further investment would be too costly. They promised to support the 145 employees affected by the closure.

Local politicians denounced the decision to close the factory and offered to help workers gain ‘access to new opportunities’ in the region.

Ineos was founded in 1998 and the Ineos Group now includes 34 businesses in 26 countries.



Eurofound (2019), Ineos Nitriles (UK), Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 99507, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99507.