Up to 95 jobs at risk at Calne electronics factory

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Up to 95 jobs look set to go at an electronics company on the Porte Marsh industrial estate in Calne, it was announced today.

Tamura-Europe Ltd, manufacturers of electronic components for global industries, telecom and consumer markets, said as a result of very tough and extremely challenging global trading conditions it has conducted a wide ranging study of all its activities, including those of its branches and subsidiary companies, with a view to identifying potential areas where operational efficiencies and functional rationalisation may be achieved.

A spokesman said: “The object of the study was to come up with proposals by which the company as a whole could be returned to profitability.

“The results of this study were recently considered by the board of directors of Tamura-Europe Limited and Romarsh Limited and the following two changes, which are independent of each other, are proposed: “That there should be rationalisation of European manufacturing resources. That all business should be conducted under the name of Tamura-Europe Ltd and that Romarsh Ltd will in effect become a “dormant” company.

“This would mean that whilst some administrative and production would remain in Calne, regrettably as a result of the proposed rationalisation, it is envisaged that this would have the potential impact of up to 95 job losses in total covering both administrative and manufacturing functions from the Tamura-Europe and Romarsh workforce at the Calne plant.”

The company said that over the next few weeks it will be fully consulting with all employees on these proposals.

The spokesman added: “We would like to emphasise we will not make any final decisions until we have taken into account our employees’ views.”

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