MORE than 100 workers face an anxious wait to see if their jobs are safe after an Accrington plastics firm went into administration.
Automotive Applied Technologies (AAT), of Exchange Street, which manufactures trims for cars, appeared to have been saved earlier this year when Midlands-based Meba Ltd completed a deal to buy the company.
But it has hit trouble again and it was confirmed this week that administrators have been brought in, though it is unclear how many, if any, of the 130 employees’ jobs are at risk.
A representative from trade union Unite was meeting the administrators yesterday and a further meeting is planned for Monday.
A spokesman said: “Until that meeting has taken place, we cannot comment any further other than to say that we will try to safeguard as many jobs as possible.”
The company, formerly known as Textile Mouldings, suffered badly from the closure of MG Rover, for whom it did a lot of work, almost two years ago.
But Meba had planned to take the business forward.
At the time of the takeover in January, Gary Ellis from Meba told the Observer: “We and our partners look forward to re-establishing AAT in Accrington as the thriving enterprise it once was.”
Neither the company nor the administrators, Menzies, were available for comment as the Observer went to press