TPCATS closes UK operations
T P Engineering Ltd (TPCATS) is closing its UK operations. The news emerged after the company wrote to customers to confirm that the board of directors of Fabriscape LDA, the owners of T P Engineering Ltd have taken the decision to stop manufacturing Catalytic Converters and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) in the UK. Closure is expected during the next three weeks.
The communication acknowledges that this will cause disruption and availability issues before any alternative is up and running. Fabriscape LDA owns a factory producing exhaust systems in Portugal.
Fabriscape LDA, incorporating EuroFlo Premium Emission Systems in the UK announced the purchase of a controlling interest in the emission control manufacturer TP Engineering Ltd. back in January 2018.
Tyres & Accessories understands that the decision means the immediate stopping of normal production at the TPE Factory in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire and the closing of the operation within the UK.
T&A contacted the company for comment, but despite acknowledging that the company is closing during the next three weeks, declined to comment. However, according to official filings, the firm’s sales director Michael Flower left the company on 31 October 2019.