Internal restructuring
Nord-Vest; Satu Mare;
Location of affected unit(s)
Satu Mare
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.51 - Manufacture of electric domestic appliances

114 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 January 2023
Employment effect (start)
24 November 2022
Foreseen end date
29 December 2022


Electrolux, a Swedish appliance company dismissed 114 employees at its Satu Mare plant. The company laid off engineers, welders, locksmiths and belt workers. Last autumn the Swedish group completed an investment at Satu Mare plant and announced the development of local production.

According to the company’s announcement, the layoffs come as demand for home appliances has fallen with the onset of the Russian-Ukrainian war. Specifically, the Russia and Ukraine were important markets for company. The layoff process started on 24 November 2022 and ended on 29 December 2022.

The Satu Mare plant has a long history of more than one hundred years and produced stoves under the Samus brand before being taken over by the Swedish group.

In 1997 when the takeover took place, the factory employed around 2,300 people, compared with 936 at the end of 2021.


  • 3 January 2023: Ziarul Financiar (www.zf.ro)
  • 6 January 2023: Ziarul Financiar (www.zf.ro)


Eurofound (2023), Electrolux, Internal restructuring in Romania, factsheet number 108199, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108199.