UK: Dr Martens To Axe UK Production, Source In China
By just-style.com | 24 October 2002
Loss-making shoe maker Dr Martens is to close all of its UK factories with the loss of more than 1,000 jobs after deciding to switch production to China, company chiefs revealed on Thursday. Officials at parent R Griggs Group cited cheaper production costs in Asia for the shock announcement which will hit Dr Martens' factories in Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Somerset.
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