Type
Offshoring/Delocalisation
Country
Slovakia
Region
Vychodne Slovensko; Kosicky kraj;
Location of affected unit(s)
Kechnec
Sector
Manufacturing
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles
New offshoring locations
Italy, United States

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 January 2009
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009

Description

American company Molex, which produces connectors mainly for the automotive industry, will dismiss all 1000 workers by the end of 2009 when it closes its plant in Kechnec Industrial Park near Kosice. According to Molex Director General, Mathias Bleicher, production will be delocalised to Italy or USA. Nonetheless, recently the company hired approximately 100 new workers to satisfy increased orders of customers.


Sources

  • 28 January 2009: Hospod├írske noviny
  • 28 January 2009: SME

Citation

Eurofound (2009), Molex Slovakia, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Slovakia, factsheet number 68891, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68891.