Vychodne Slovensko;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.11 - Manufacture of electronic components
New offshoring locations

441 - 656 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 October 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2015
Foreseen end date
30 May 2015


Panasonic AVC Networks Slovakia, part of the Japanese electronics firm Panasonic, is to close its manufacturing site in Krompachy, Slovakia. 656 jobs are to be affected. As reported, the closure of the site that produces Blu-Ray/ DVD recorders and players and TV base plates, is due to a significant and long-term drop in demand for these products. Part of the manufacturing operations will be ceased initially by the end of 2014 and the rest by May 2015. According to the sources, the firm plans to transfer part of the manufacturing activities to the Panasonic plant in Plzen in the Czech Republic and thus wil offer the possibility of relocation to 215 affected employees.As announced, dismissed employees will receive severance pay amounting to seven-month wages. This restructuring event is considered to be one of the largest in terms of job loses in Slovakia in the recent years and it refers to an area where the current unemployment rates are high.



  • 1 October 2014: SME
  • 1 October 2014: TREND


Eurofound (2014), Panasonic AVC Networks Slovakia, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Slovakia, factsheet number 77644, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77644.