The Directors of Woodall Nicholson Ltd, of which Mellor Coachcraft is a part, are disappointed with an article that has appeared in this week’s edition of Bus & Coach Buyer. The article is not factually correct and we are seeking a further statement in next week’s magazine to address this .
Whilst Mellor Coachcraft has made a small number of redundancies, the final paragraph is misleading. The Woodall Nicholson group changed it's working week 2 years ago at which time all manufacturing divisions moved the 38 hour contracted week into a four day working period. This was done at the request of our employees and with their total consent. In taking this action, we did not reduce the overall hours worked.
Also, in line with many other supplier companies taking an extended Christmas shutdown, we did consider this, however, due to the current strong order book and committed customer deliveries, we decided not to take this action. Mellor, in line with the rest of the group, will close on Christmas eve and re-open on the 4th January.
If anyone has any concerns about Mellor or the misleading article published, please call Geoff Hudson directly on 07831 121158 to discuss.