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End of an Era

Posted: 20 Sep 2017, 19:24
by BillHowcroft
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Another chunk of British heavy engineering gone. These are the last two Christmas Trees leaving our factory in Leeds. Destined for the Mediterranean offshore Tripoli.

600 manufacturing jobs gone (USA, Malaysia and Brazil still going). 300 design & project jobs still there.

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Re: End of an Era

Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 02:56
by Stanley
Bill, what a shame..... Was it beancounters 'rationalising'?

Re: End of an Era

Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 03:20
by chinatyke
BillHowcroft wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 19:24
Another chunk of British heavy engineering gone. These are the last two Christmas Trees leaving our factory in Leeds. Destined for the Mediterranean offshore Tripoli.
'Christmas Trees' - or 'subsea trees' to give them the correct name, used in offshore oil and gas fields and they cost a bit more than the ones you buy in Aldi! :extrawink:

more pictures of subsea trees

Re: End of an Era

Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 03:24
by chinatyke
Stanley wrote:
21 Sep 2017, 02:56
Bill, what a shame..... Was it beancounters 'rationalising'?
Beancounters rationalising that the company was uncompetitive? Don't shoot the messenger, get to the real cause of the company's demise.

Re: End of an Era

Posted: 22 Sep 2017, 06:27
by Stanley
'Rationalising' isn't always simply a matter of economics.

Re: End of an Era

Posted: 07 Dec 2017, 23:31
by Whyperion
No, but id Phillip Hammond wants to know reasons for low productivity, take a look here. I doubt physical output per worker hour is much different in the 4 worldwide locations.