Staff at TURBOSOUND, headquartered at Partridge Green, were told their jobs in West Sussex were being discontinued this week.
Interim general manager and financial director Martin Hay-Plumb told the County Times the news was met with sadness by staff. “The company is like a family, so it is with sadness, but with recognition that business is business.”
21 full time staff and three contractors work at TURBOSOUND headquarters in Partridge Green, and are all now subject to group consultation.
As a result of this decision, TURBOSOUND’s manufacturing will move to premises owned by MUSIC Group in Kidderminster, which serves as MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK’s UK manufacturing facility and MUSIC Group’s European Care Centre.
TURBOSOUND’s research and development activities will relocate to MUSIC Group’s research facility in Manchester, which houses over 60 engineers responsible for MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK research and development.
Existing staff have been offered the opportunity to relocate to the new premises in Kidderminster and Manchester
TURBOSOUND has won numerous awards over the years, including most recently a Queen’s Award in 2012 (see picture).