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Cooper Melksham cutback plans to proceed after consultation ends

Cooper Melksham cutback plans to proceed after consultation ends

18th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe has confirmed that it will proceed with its plan to end light vehicle tyre production at its facility in Melksham, Wiltshire. The company’s latest statement follows the conclusion of its collective consultation process with employee representatives, which began in October 2018.

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Cooper announces plan to end light vehicle tyre production at Melksham

Cooper announces plan to end light vehicle tyre production at Melksham

10th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire Europe is to enter a 10 month consultation period to decide the future of light vehicle tyre production at its Melksham, Wiltshire facility. News sources suggest that light vehicle tyre production currently in Melksham would be shifted to its factory in Serbia, pending the outcome of the consultation. The company states that the proposed change is a result of the “cost-competitive, globalised environment.” It adds that the Melksham facility “in its present form is not competitive within the Cooper global manufacturing network or the tyre industry at large.” It is Cooper Tire Europe’s highest cost production facility, and the company adds that it considers expanding or updating the facility to meet its light vehicle tyre needs to be “not economically feasible.”

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Jaap van Wessum named Cooper Tire general manager – EMEA

Jaap van Wessum named Cooper Tire general manager – EMEA

20th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Jaap van Wessum has been appointed general manager – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd. Van Wessum, who joined Cooper in 2016 as director of sales for Europe, is now responsible for growing the broader EMEA business. He is based at Cooper Europe’s headquarters in Melksham, Wiltshire, and is part of the international management team of Luis Ceneviz, Cooper’s senior vice president & managing director – EMEA and Managing Director – Latin America.

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Van Wessum named Cooper Tire’s new European sales director

Van Wessum named Cooper Tire’s new European sales director

1st December 2016 | 0 Comments

Former head of marketing and sales at Apollo Vredestein, Jaap van Wessem, has taken on the role of sales director for European operations at Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe Ltd. He begins in this position today and reports to Luis Ceneviz, Cooper’s managing director, Europe Tire Operations and managing director, Latin America Tire Operations.

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Matthias Urban new head of sales at Apollo Vredestein

Matthias Urban new head of sales at Apollo Vredestein

25th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Matthias Urban has taken over the role of head of sales at Apollo Vredestein. He succeeds Jaap van Wessum, who will leave the company later this year after spending more than two decades there in various functions. The former Goodyear Dunlop business unit and marketing director began in his new position with Apollo Vredestein on 1 July.

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