Internal restructuring
Slovenija; Gorenjska;
Location of affected unit(s)
Å kofja Loka
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment

90 - 110 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 October 2008
Employment effect (start)
23 October 2008
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


LTH, a fridge and freezer manufacturer based in Å kofja Loka is to cut a further 20 jobs bringing the total number of dismissals to 90 jobs; by the end of 2009 the number of employees will be reduced to 250.

Originally the company had announced 70 dismissals out of its 340 employees. It is faced with two problems: (i) difficulties in financing the supply of inputs for production and (ii) decreasing sales. To resolve these problems the owners will invest additional capital and reduce the number of workers over two years. Initially it was planned that 10 employees would lose their jobs by the end of 2008 and another 60 in 2009. LTH (Loška tovarna hladilnikov) produces chest freezers, cabinets for ice cream and frozen food, refrigerators for the catering industry and shops.

The latest news of 2009-03-09 says that problems in the company have further aggravated as a consequence of wrong investment decisions in the past and the present economic downturn. The loss in 2008 amounted to EUR 4.5 million. The proposal for the compulsory settlement was filed at the court in Kranj. At the moment the company employs about 300 people but their number will be further reduced to 230 or 250 at best.



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Eurofound (2008), LTH Loške tovarne hladilnikov, Internal restructuring in Slovenia, factsheet number 67270, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67270.