Shropshire Star

'Sadness and soul searching' as firm moves manufacturing operation out of county after 80 years

A company's huge factory/warehouse is on the property market after an engineering company moved its production business out of rural Shropshire after 80 years.

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Picture: Towler Shaw Roberts, Shrewsbury/Rightmove

Muller England has relocated its manufacturing operation from Cleobury Mortimer to its Wednesbury facility in the West Midlands.

The company cited the lack of "skilled resources in rural Shropshire" as a reason for the move.

A statement on the company's website said that the move would help it take "take advantage of skilled personnel, longer running hours and additional machining capacity."

It took the step after "sadness and soul searching" as it brings to an end an 80-year history in rural Shropshire.

"It is with sadness and a lot of soul searching that the move has been undertaken, but the lack of skilled resources in rural Shropshire has made the move after 80 years inevitable," the statement read.