275 jobs ‘at risk’ at Sensata Northern Ireland TPMS sensor plant
As many as 275 jobs at Sensata Technologies (formerly known as Schrader International before the TPMS sensor business was bought by Sensata) are at risk after it was announced that 125 are being axed at the factory in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland.*
Schrader International’s sensor business was bought by Sensata Technologies for US$1 billion in August 2014. As well as Carrickfergus, Sensata Technologies also operates at a location in Antrim.
According to Sensata Technologies, the job cuts are the result of decreased demand, with Graeme Thompson, UK general manager at Sensata Technologies, commenting: “Following a review of our operations and in response to a drop in expected demand for some of the products currently manufactured in Northern Ireland, the company regrets to announce that we will potentially be reducing the workforce at our site in Carrickfergus by 125 people.”
In a letter to employees at the Antrim factory, published by local news sources reassured workers that demand for other lines “remain[s] steady at this time”.
*The words “at least” were deleted from this sentence on 01/03/2018 to reflect the latest information that a maximum of 125 jobs are being cut.