Internal restructuring
Centru; Alba;
Location of affected unit(s)
Cugir (Centru region, Alba county)
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 August 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2005


Over 200 employees of Uzina Mecanică Cugir (Centru region, Alba county) will lose their jobs by the end of 2005. The plant manufactures machine-tools, machines and equipment for the metallurgic industry, various mechanical processing machines.

The manager of the company stated that the majority of redundancies involve administration and auxiliary personnel so production activities will not be affected. The company will outsource certain activities such as protection and security services and will organize tenders to resort to specialised companies. ‘We also have a company switchboard with 10 operators, whose services will no longer be required given the restructuring process. Consequently, if we acquire a digital switchboard, we will pay off the investment within a month’, declared the manager of Uzina Mecanică Cugir.

This way, company expenses will be cut considerably. Redundant employees will receive redundancy pay of about 25,200 new lei (€7,200), the equivalent of 36 average monthly wages.


  • 25 August 2005: Economistul


Eurofound (2005), Uzina Mecanică Cugir, Internal restructuring in Romania, factsheet number 62209, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62209.