DB Apparel UK distribution centre set for closure

The DB Apparel UK distribution centre in Scotland is set to close as part of a proposed restructure of parent company HanesBrands.

The 86 staff at the Port Glasgow Industrial Estate site were told last week of the plan by the manufacturer, according to Scottish news site Inverclyde Now.

DB Apparel, the maker of Wonderbra, Shock Absorber and Playtex, was taken over in August by US company HanesBrands, which is proposing a restructure that could see some 600 jobs cut in Europe.

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Those affected are primarily management and technician positions, as well as distribution jobs, a Hanesbrands company spokesperson told just-style.

DB Apparel declined to comment when contacted by Lingerie Insight.

All work carried out at the Glasgow distribution centre is expected to be moved to DB Apparel’s French centre in Autun.

The restructure is not likely to be driven by financial difficulties at HanesBrands – the group saw its fourth quarter profit nearly treble to $89.4m earlier this year.

HanesBrands is set to report is Q1 2015 earnings later today.



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