Glenrothes facility Stopped Manufacturing Friday 29th of May

June 01 2021

Glenrothes, Scotland, United Kingdom, – CoorsTek, a world’s leading engineered ceramics manufacturer, is closing its manufacturing facility located in Glenrothes, Scotland today The closure was announced a year ago and was driven by a number of factors including; global softening in key markets due to COVID-19; the potential impact of BREXIT; and a focus on optimizing the company’s existing facility footprint. 

“I’m extremely proud of what the Glenrothes facility and our passionate team members have achieved since we started to operate as part of CoorsTek in 1981,” said Mark Cameron, Glenrothes plant manager. “I could not be more proud of our team, who have seamlessly transitioned our product lines to other CoorsTek facilities despite the challenges caused by the pandemic. Our team has been instrumental in training our colleagues in other CoorsTek facilities and finalizing business with our customers. We are leaving on a high note.”

The facility is the oldest CoorsTek manufacturing site in Europe and played an important role in the company’s expansion there.  The Glenrothes team has also played a valuable role in the local Fife community and was an active participant in many local business initiatives such as Investors In Young People, Career Ready Mentoring, Developing Young Workforce and the Fife Council Job Contract scheme.

“It is bittersweet to see our facility in Glenrothes closing,” said Andreas Schneider, Executive Vice President, Europe. “They have a very special group of employees there who have been providing our customers with technical ceramics solutions for nearly 40 years.”

The closure impacts 75 long-service CoorsTek employees and many life-long residents of the Fife community. The company’s Scotland management team has helped the employees to find new jobs in the Glenrothes area and all employees have been redeployed.

About CoorsTek, Inc.
CoorsTek is a privately-held leading global supplier of technical ceramics, serving a wide array of industries and markets – with the vision of making the world measurably better. The company is headquartered in Golden, Colorado, with approximately 5000 employees worldwide. CoorsTek continues to make significant investments in developing advanced materials and processes for critical applications and is the partner of choice for companies worldwide, whose success requires the unique, high-performance properties of products manufactured from engineered ceramics and advanced materials.  The company is committed to delivering outstanding value through operational excellence, research, development, and manufacturing capabilities and collaborative stakeholder relationships.

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