Coventry-based woven labels and accessories manufacturer Cash’s (UK) Limited and its parent company, Composite Materials Technology limited, have entered administration, resulting in 47 job losses.
Established in 1846, both companies employed a total of 58 people at premises in Coventry.
Will Wright and Mark Orton of KPMG’s Restructuring practice have been appointed joint administrators.
Wright said: “Despite the underlying businesses being profitable historically, the companies have experienced significant cash flow problems for a number of years as a result of a substantial deficit in the group’s defined benefit pension scheme.
“Over the last few weeks, we have been working closely with the directors to find a solution, but ultimately, the requirement to fund the pension scheme left the directors with little option other than to seek the appointment of administrators.
“It is our intention to continue limited trade to satisfy current orders while we seek a buyer, and would encourage any parties who may be interested in the business and its assets to contact us.”