EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

3 Com

Company/Organisation:
3 Com

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: Dublin; Southern and Eastern

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
Number Employed: 600
Group: 3 Com

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-09-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 600
Planned Job Reductions max: 600
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy/Closure

Additional Information

US multinational 3 Com says the high cost of manufacturing has forced it to move out of its Dublin plant, and it may look at lower labour cost alternatives in Central/Eastern Europe and Asia. It is understood 3 Com will maintain a small research and development facility in Dublin.