UK Window Group, the former Masco Corporation division, is closing its Caerphilly HQ and fabrication plant as part of a long-term restructure. 

Staff at the site have been told some of the 200 employees could be relocated to another unit nearby in Treorchy but it is understood around 100 of the jobs may be lost.

The group, which also includes the Duraflex PVC-U system, was acquired from the Masco Corporation last year after the US owner put the UK operation up for sale.

The Caerphilly factory and HQ is the site of the former Premier Trade Frames fabrication division, which was dissolved earlier this year.

UK Window Group is also listed among the major trade creditors in the administration of Customade, where its Duraflex PVC-U system was one of the five systems originally offered (see separate story). The debt was listed at around £400k.

A spokesperson from UKWG told The Glazine: “UK Window Group can confirm that we have ceased production at our Caerphilly fabrication plant as part of a longer-term and planned strategic restructuring initiative. 

“We have roles available at our Treorchy plant and we will be engaging with the affected employees on potential reassignment to that site. We have also been in close consultation with Community, the trade union, to find the best possible outcome for all affected employees.

“We will do our utmost to move as many employees as possible to our Treorchy plant. We have previously and successfully reassigned employees in the past.”