Manchester benefits from ‘onshoring’ jobs move

A
leading manufacturer is bucking the trend of offshoring jobs, by transferring
jobs from Thailand to the UK.

Trumeter,
a world leading manufacturer of control systems for measuring water flow, is
moving work done by 60 Thai employees to a production line in Manchester.

Wage
costs in Thailand are less than a fifth of those in the UK, but the company
believes the move will make certain kinds of production more cost-effective.

Peter
Weidenbaum, chairman of Trumeter, said that senior management at the company’s
headquarters would be able to control production more easily.

By Michael Millar

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