No one from H-A Interiors was available for comment.
QUESTIONS Staff at H-A Interiors in Cramlington, Northumberland, have neither been paid nor made redundant
H-A Interiors is one of Europe's leading manufacturer and distributor of self adhesive and decorative products under the Fablon and Readyroll brand names.
Phil Walker, H-A Interiors managing director, said: "If we are to maintain our market position and our manufacturing base at Cramlington, we need to introduce new improvement techniques."
Two years ago, H-A Interiors merged with German parent company Alkor-Venilia, which bought the company from VDN, also German, in 2005.
UNCERTAIN FUTURE The factory site in Cramlington where H-A Interiors is located
Interiors makes and distributes self adhesive and decorative products.
"We couldn't protect all 160 jobs, but we are nearing a break-even point with 110 and doing everything we can to safeguard our position." H-A Interiors ( which produces about five million rolls of adhesive borders and a million packs of decorative stickers a year ( enlisted the help of the North East Productivity Alliance (Nepa) to streamline its business.
H-A Interiors exports to Germany, France and Mexico and is Europe's leading manufacturer of the Fablon and Readyroll brands.