CEM increases disabled employment

Transferring resources away from loss-making factories will enable contract electronics manufacturer, Remploy, to quadruple the number of people it helps into work over the next five years. As a provider of employment services for disabled people, the programme will support more than 20,000 disabled people into jobs in mainstream employment every year.

Proposals involve the closure of 32 factories and reductions in management and central overheads with a further 11 sites merging with another Remploy factory nearby. Remploy Electronics would concentrate PCB manufacture in its Bolton and Barking sites; cable and wire harness work would continue in Southampton; and the group would gain an additional site in Edinburgh to support electromechanical assembly. The Edinburgh factory already specialises in electronics work but is not currently within the Remploy Electronics group while the Medway site would close.