Johnson Tiles bought for £1m, Stoke-on-Trent factory to close

Johnson Tiles to close Johnson Tiles to close

Johnson Tiles UK has been sold by its parent company, Norcros PLC, in a £1 million management buyout. 

Norcros confirmed on Monday (20 May) that the Johnson Tiles brand had been sold. 

It was announced last month that the Johnson factory in Tunstall was set to close, which would result in the loss of 105 jobs. An official closure date is yet to be announced. 

Johnson Tiles, which has been operating in Stoke-on-Trent since 1901, is now a standalone business. It is led by commercial director Rich Kelsall, managing director Stephen Dixon, and procurement director Jason Bridges.

Once the factory closes, production will be outsourced. Stephen Dixon stated: “It is with a heavy heart that we are looking to stop production at the Stoke-on-Trent plant, but the cost of making tiles in this country – despite ongoing investment – has become increasingly unsustainable.” 

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