Alfod es Eszak; Eszak-Magyarorszag; Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen
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
New offshoring locations
Not Available

200 - 350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 July 2012
Employment effect (start)
31 July 2012
Foreseen end date


On 20 July 2012 the US-owned Remy Automotive Hungary notified its employees about the closure of its site in Mezőkövesd, after 80 years of operation. Around 200 employees will be dismissed and the remaining 150 will be offered a job at another site in Miskolc.

Remy produces starter motors and generators for the automotive industry. According to the company’s statement: “Manufacturing volume in Europe continues to be below our previous expectations, thus production in Mezõkövesd could be moved to locations in Mexico, China, South Korea or Miskolc, Hungary, without any significant development costs,”.

The trade union representative stated that the compnay asked a consultancy company to help the dismissed to find another job, but highlighted the fact that the process will be challenging, especially for those who had worked at the production line for 20-25 years. The closure of the factory is expected to bring about additional negative effects on its 100-150 suppliers.


  • 20 July 2012: Index
  • 20 July 2012: ProfitLine


Eurofound (2012), Remy Automotive Hungary, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Hungary, factsheet number 74824, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74824.