Location of affected unit(s)
Târgu Mureş (commune Mures, Centre region) and Otopeni (commune Ilfov, South region)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.42 - Manufacture of margarine and similar edible fats

130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
130 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
13 March 2006
Employment effect (start)
13 March 2006
Foreseen end date
30 November 2006


Unilever South Central Europe (USCE), which employs 650 people in Romania, intends to relocate the manufacturing plants for margarine and sauces from Târgu Mureş (situated in the Centre Region, with 70 employees) and Otopeni (near Bucharest, South Region, 60 employees) to Ploieşti (South Region), in closer proximity of USCE's manufacturing plant for detergents.

The investment in the new plant in PloieÅŸti is estimated at three million EUR. The transfer of the two plants is to be finalised by the end of November 2006. Employees of the plants to be closed have been offered the possibility to work in the newly established plant.

The relocation of production is not expected to increase profitability in the short term. 'We intend to create the necessary basis for developing a durable business', announced Alexandra Gătej,the president of the company.


  • 13 March 2006: Ziarul Financiar


Eurofound (2006), Unilever South-Central Europe Romania, Relocation in Romania, factsheet number 63164, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63164.