Stadium factory plan delayed

Stadium Electronics
Stadium Electronics

AN electronics company with a base in Hartlepool is delaying the closure of another of its factories.

The Stadium Group, which has a base in Brenda Road, was expected to close its plant in Rugby, Warwickshire, at the end of June.

But that may not now happen for another three months and a company trading update said the move was being taken to fulfil customer orders and enable a more “controlled transition” to a single electronics site at Hartlepool.

Much of the contract work is being transferred to the Hartlepool plant where 131 people currently work.

The update said the delay on the Rugby plant would mean that some of the cost benefits from the closure will now not be seen until the final quarter of the current financial year.