Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Europe, Indiana, Utah
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.4 - Manufacture of consumer electronics

650 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
14 September 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
30 June 2018


Harman, manufacturer of professional audio, video, lighting and control systems, announced a restructuring plan envisaging  to cut 650 jobs by June 2018. The internal restructuring will allow the company to focus on new product innovations and for this reason Harman plans to hire approximately 300 workers. The company specified that the plan will affects its Crown factory in Elkhart (Indiana), its facility in South Jordan (Utah) and a few offices in Europe. While is not yet clear which offices will be close in Europe the company stated that no brand will be cut from its portfolio. 

Harman brand portfolio includes AKG, AMX, BSS, Crown, dbx, DigiTech, JBL Professional, IDX, Lexicon, Martin Professional, Soundcraft, Studer and SVSI. The group employs 3,700 people worldwide.


  • 18 September 2017: psneurope
  • 19 September 2017: plsn.com


Eurofound (2017), Harman, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 92051, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92051.