Aspen Windows has been hit by a downturn in commercial projects and Rehau has decided to wind the business down.
Director Clive Ware told the Eastern Daily Press: “It is not a step we wanted to take and we tried to survive for several months, but we have been seriously hit by the economic climate.
“Despite great effort made by the company and all the staff, the construction industry is a very difficult place to be in at present.
“It will be a graduated shutdown and we are fulfilling all the contracts we have at the moment, but not taking any new orders on board.
“We are looking to possibly redeploy staff as part of the group, and helping staff with their CVs to get other jobs, and working with the job centre.
“However, staff have been informed that they have been placed in danger of being made redundant. There are between 90 and 100 staff at the site in Lenwade and a handful at an office in Eastbourne on the south coast.”