Type
Offshoring/Delocalisation
Country
Germany
Region
Schleswig-Holstein; Flensburg; Kreisfreie Stadt
Location of affected unit(s)
Flensburg
Sector
Manufacturing
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
New offshoring locations

230 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 April 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 November 2007

Description

On 27 April 2007, mobile phone producer Motorola announced its plans to cut 230 jobs at its production site in Flensburg. The production of UMTS devices will be shifted to Asia by fall 2007. Motorola currently employs approximately 2,500 people at four sites in Germany: Flensburg, Berlin, M√ľnchen and Taunusstein. The Flensburg plant was established in 1998 and is one of the most advanced mobile phone production plants worldwide, according to Motorola. The production of UMTS devices will be shifted to China because of the growing Asian market. "We have to move where the markets are", the CEO said. He expects only the production of higher priced mobile phones to stay in Germany. In June 2007 management and works council agreed on a social plan.


Sources

  • 17 June 2007: Tagesspiegel
  • 19 June 2007: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • 27 April 2007: Handelsblatt

Citation

Eurofound (2007), Motorola GmbH, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Germany, factsheet number 65290, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65290.