Administrators appointed at sawmiller James Callander

10 January 2018

Administrators have been appointed to sawmiller James Callander and Sons Ltd, with 89 employees being made redundant.

Administrators Blair Nimmo and Tony Friar of KPMG said the Falkirk-based company, established in 1946 and with an annual turnover of £12m, has suffered losses in recent years due to a combination of challenging market conditions, funding constraints and an inability to secure the quantity of supplies necessary to operate at optimum levels.

At the time of the appointment, the business employed 95 people, 91 of whom are based at the company’s site in Falkirk and four in Fife.

“Unfortunately, James Callander and Son was unable to continue in light of challenging trading conditions and significant cash flow difficulties,” said Mr Nimmo.

Administrators will be exploring the possibility of securing a sale of the company’s assets and would encourage any interested parties to contact them as soon as possible.