Mann+Hummel Group is proposing to close its main manufacturing facility in Wolverhampton, UK, as it continues to review its operational footprint.

With the closing of this Wolverhampton production facility, all manufacture will be relocated within the European Mann+Hummel network, affecting around 230 employees.

The manufacturing operations are expected to be fully closed by the end of 2022.

The supplier noted it remains active with all its business offerings and services in the UK.

“Over the past months, several opportunities have been presented and evaluated to improve the plant’s competitiveness,” said Mann+Hummel SVP Operations Europe Automotive Systems, Marco Heck.

“Unfortunately, we concluded savings or other measures could not offset the dramatic decline in volume. We know the decision to close the plant will be more than difficult for our employees, and we are committed to work in close cooperation with our negotiation partners.”

The company added the decision to close the Wolverhampton plant results from a difficult market environment, declining manufacturing volume and the entire automotive industry undergoing a structural transition throughout Europe.

The Group will focus more on filtration products and continues to intensify its activities in the Life Sciences & Environment business unit.