Thompson Litho announces further job cuts
October 3, 2011 by Gareth
Thompson Litho, the printing company based in East-Kilbride, is set to cut a further 60 jobs on top of the 55 it cut earlier this year in a radical move away from the area.
Thompson Litho has experienced troubled times for a number of years due to various economic pressures and rising operational costs. In an article published in March this year, the plans to downsize the Thomson Litho operation were outlined and an article in Print Week built on these findings with the news of these latest redundancies.
However, the recent economic downturn does not seem to have had the same negative impact on smaller local print shops. East Kilbride is home to a number of businesses that continue to use companies for services like poster and flyer printing. Local East Kilbride printing companies are able to offer a more personalised service than larger web-based printing companies and can often turn around print jobs quickly and efficiently, whilst remaining within the constraints of a client’s budget.
Thompson Litho said that the company had to move their operation away from their East-Kilbride base, as the region “had not been immune to the current downturn in print manufacturing.”
An officer from Unite, the union, said:
“The manufacturing operations have now moved from there and it’s a sad day for all concerned.”
Thompson Litho said that the move was designed to strengthen the offering of it parent company, GZ Digital, to its clients across the UK and Europe and that there was potential for Thompson Litho to act as a support arm to the wider business.