Beamlight seating company goes into administration

A Nottinghamshire automotive and train seating maker has gone into administration, putting 190 workers on indefinite leave.

Beamlight Automotive Seating (BAS) in Eastwood said it was unable to meet payroll commitments because of a contract dispute with a major customer.

Joint administrator Nigel Hamilton-Smith from FRP Advisory LLP said a major automotive maker had defaulted on several thousand pounds.

BAS said it had retained 59 staff.

Mr Hamilton-Smith said: "The company's remaining employees continue in the production of seats for a number of major automotive companies.

"We very much hope to find a solution to the current contractual dispute which will offer the prospect of reinstatement for the workforce.

"All employees are fully aware of the current situation and will be informed of the conclusion of our negotiations and next steps in the coming few days."

The company went into administration on Thursday. The 190 workers were sent home by FRP Advisory on Monday.

FRP Advisory said it would be seeking a purchaser for BAS as soon as possible.

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