LONDON India's Tata Steel
Ltd. will cut as many as 900 jobs across its U.K. operations as
part of a restructuring plan, the company said Friday.
The Mumbai-based steelmaker will
cut 580 jobs in south Wales, along with 155 in Yorkshire, 120
in the West Midlands and 30 in Teesside, all in England, it
The job cuts are part of the
companys attempt to improve the competitiveness of its
U.K. operations to "successfully perform in changing markets,"
While some of Tatas sites will benefit from
£22-million ($35-million) in new investments and
increased employment, 12 sites will be permanently closed,
including Tafarnaubach and Cross Keys, both in South Wales,
Tata said. In addition, shifts at the companys Rotherham
and Hartlepool operations in England will be reduced in
response to lower demand for bar products and pipe, Tata
A version of this article was
first published by AMM sister publication Steel First.