United Kingdom


  • Service: Advisory
  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 31/08/2012

Administrators appointed to Norfolk Capacitors Limited (Great Yarmouth) 


Chris Pole and Richard Philpott from KPMG Restructuring have today been appointed joint administrators to Norfolk Capacitors Limited, the Great Yarmouth-based manufacturer.


The company, which is based across two sites in Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, is the UK’s largest designer and manufacturer of specialist power capacitors.


Chris Pole, Joint Administrator from KPMG commented :  “Unfortunately, problems relating to the investment in a new production facility at the same time as securing a major new contract created significant and irresolvable cash flow issues for the business. 


“Whilst we are currently reviewing the position, it is our intention to continue to trade this business in the short term whilst we explore the possibility of achieving a going concern sale.  Norfolk Capacitors is an important employer in the region, and a historically successful business and we are hopeful that a new owner can be found.”


The company employs a total of 106 employees across its two sites.  The company currently operates three, eight hour shift rotas and administrators have taken the decision to cease operating one of the shifts, which has resulted in 20 redundancies on appointment. 


Any interested parties should contact Tim Bateson on 0115 935 3498.



For media enquiries, please contact:


Emma Murray, PR manager at KPMG: 07920 870 623


KPMG Press Office: 020 7694 8773



About KPMG


KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and operates from 22 offices across the UK with over 11,000 partners and staff.  The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.7 billion in the year ended September 2011. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and have 145,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity.  KPMG International provides no client services.


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