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BASF to close part of Swinton business

BASF Construction Chemicals (UK) are proposing to withdraw from the sale of general building products in the UK and Ireland, and to cease their manufacture at the Swinton site in Manchester.

A consultation process has begun with those employees affected.

Other businesses based at the Swinton site, and the manufacture of PCI tile and flooring adhesives, concrete repair and allied construction products, are unaffected by the proposals.

The company have also announced significant investment in a new plant for the production of concrete admixtures at the Swinton site. The new plant, being built for the Admixture Systems division of BASF, will completely replace the existing plant. It will help simplify the delivery of bulk concrete admixtures to major construction projects in the UK and Ireland.

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