Internal restructuring
Dunantul; Nyugat-Dunantul; Vas
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 December 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2009
Foreseen end date
31 March 2009


Delphi Hungary announced a mass redundancy of 250 employees scheduled for the first quarter of 2009. Present layoffs affect almost every fourth worker of its 1,150 workforce in Hungary. The company's two plants in Szombathely (Western Hungary) underwent major reorganisation throughout 2008 both in order to allow the future development of the sites and with the aim of renewing its production lines. During October and November 2008, this move seemed to have saved the total workforce of the plants, but at the beginning of December it became clear that the jobs could not be saved. An unknown number of temporary agency workers were also dismissed.

The company with headquarters in Troy (USA) is a mayor supplier of systems and spare parts for the automotive industry. Its Hungarian subsidiary, serving almost all mayor car manufacturers, are divided in two divisions; Delphi Pacard is specialized in wire harnesses manufacturing, while Delphi Electronics and Safety produces systems like airbag controllers, mobile multimedia modules, switch assemblies etc.


  • 5 December 2008: Vas Népe
  • 4 December 2008: Heti Világgazdaság
  • 5 December 2008: Népszabadság
  • 5 December 2008: Zoom


Eurofound (2008), Delphi, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 67756, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67756.