Jobs to go at Perkins Engines

Caterpillar, the parent company of Perkins Engines, is consulting over more than 75 redundancies at the engine makers site in Stafford.

A tour party visiting the Tixall Road, Stafford, site in 2018
A tour party visiting the Tixall Road, Stafford, site in 2018

Perkins, which has its UK head office in Peterborough, has not commented on the plans for the 30-acre site at Tixall Road, but Caterpillar spokesman Erik De Leye said: "Perkins Engines Company Ltd manufacturing facility in Stafford, UK, has started a consultation process to consider ceasing certain manufacturing processes and has opened a voluntary severance programme for employees at the facility."

The processes would cease in mid-2021 and would involve the loss of 75 Perkins jobs and some temporary workers' posts.

Perkins Engines, founded in 1932, has eight sites around the world. It employs around 400 at Stafford which makes 22,000 engines a year.

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