Type
Offshoring/Delocalisation
Country
Netherlands
Region
Zuid-Nederland; Noord-Brabant; Noordoost-Noord-Brabant
Location of affected unit(s)
Oss (Noord Brabant)
Sector
Manufacturing
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.4 - Manufacture of electric lighting equipment
New offshoring locations
China, Poland

125 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 July 2006
Employment effect (start)
14 July 2006
Foreseen end date
1 January 2008

Description

In 2007, 125 jobs will be lost at Philips Lighting in Oss (Noord-Brabant), where at present 550 people are employed. This was stated by a Philips’ spokesman on 6 July 2006. The mass production of lamps will in all probability be transferred to low wage countries (China and Poland). The employees were already familiar with the plans and were informed about the current state of affairs at Philips. Direct dismissals are not being ruled out.


Sources

  • 7 July 2006: Het Financieele Dagblad
  • 7 July 2006: NRC Handelsblad

Citation

Eurofound (2006), Philips Lighting, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Netherlands, factsheet number 63772, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63772.