Internal restructuring
Sud; Prahova;
Location of affected unit(s)
Aricestii Rahtivani
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.5 - Manufacture Of Domestic Appliances

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 February 2024
Employment effect (start)
2 February 2024
Foreseen end date
31 December 2024


Haier Tech, a Chinese multinational home appliances and consumer electronics company announced that 400 people would be laid off. The jobs will be cut off from Aricestii Rahtivani plant, near Ploiesti (Prahova County) where the company employs 988 people. According to the company’s announcement, the layoffs are due to the market contraction and the drop in demand in all categories - which persists as a consequence of the post-pandemic effect and the recent crisis in Europe and globally. The company intends to maintain more than 60% of its workforce, securing critical positions that will allow a rapid recovery in production as soon as market conditions allow.

Haier started producing refrigerators at the Prahova plant (63,000 sq.), the first in the European Union, at the end of 2021, after an investment of €70 million.

Listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SHA: 600690) since 1993, Haier Smart Home is present on all five continents with 25 industrial parks, 10 R&D centers and approximately 100,000 employees.



Eurofound (2024), Haier Tech, Internal restructuring in Romania, factsheet number 200750, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200750.