EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Slovenia
Region: Koroska; Slovenija
Location of affected unit(s): Slovenj Gradec


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 430
Group: Adient

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-03-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 430
Planned Job Reductions max: 430
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 01-04-2021
Foreseen End Date: 31-05-2022
Direct Dismissals: 430

Additional Information

Adient, the American supplier of automotive seats, is to close its Slovenian factory in Slovenj Grades; as a result, 430 employees will lose their job.

The company said that low expectations in the automotive industry and the deteriorating comparative costs (increased minimum wage) contributed to this decision.

The production will stop working until the end of 2021 and will be completely closed until May 2022.

Adient is a global supplier in the automotive industry with branches in 32 countries. Adient’s another site in Novo Mesto with 295 employees, the supplier to local Renault factory Revoz, remains in operation.