Jobs lost after specialist manufacturing group falls into administration

A West Yorkshire-based manufacturing group – Gallito Group Limited – has ceased trading, with all 16 members of staff losing their jobs.

Efforts had been made to try and sell the Wetherby company as a going concern.

A spokesman for Grant Thornton UK said Richard Oddy and Chris Petts were appointed joint administrators to Gallito Group Ltd and Gallito Ltd on 23 May.

He added: “The group, a specialist manufacturer of spray booth and surface preparation equipment, had suffered losses for a significant period of time as a result of a number of factors including several onerous contracts and rising costs.

“At the same time its sales pipeline also suffered a downturn.

“Despite attempts pre-administration and after to sell the company as a going concern, the administrators have reluctantly concluded there is no prospect of this outcome being achieved and the business has now ceased to trade.

“Consequently all 16 members of staff have unfortunately been made redundant.”

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