Internal restructuring
Alfod es Eszak; Eszak-Magyarorszag; Heves
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment

330 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 April 2007
Employment effect (start)
17 April 2007
Foreseen end date
31 August 2007


German based cable manufacturer Leoni is planning a mass redundancy of 330 employees at its Northern Hungarian unit, Eger, where cable harnesses for the automotive industry are produced. The mass redundancy is going to take place in the following four months, leaving 400 workers in the unit by the end of August. Most of the employees to be dismissed are blue collar employees. The reason behind the mass redundancy, claimed the director of the unit, is the decline in prices in the supplier market of the automotive industry and the production costs in Hungary cannot ensure profitability. From now on only small-scale production of cables will continue at the Eger unit, while large scale production will be moved to Tunisia.


  • 17 April 2007: Népszabadság


Eurofound (2007), Leoni Hungária, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 65240, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65240.