EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Slovenia
Region: Osrednjeslovenska; Slovenija
Location of affected unit(s): Ljubljana, Mengeš, Prevalje


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemical and botanical products
21.10 - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products
Number Employed: 4400
Group: Sandoz

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 05-02-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 06-02-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-07-2020
Planned Job Creation: 140

Additional Information

Pharmaceutical company Lek from Ljubljana, a subsidiary of the Swiss-based Sandoz, is going to hire about 140 workers in the context of the restructuring of its operations within Novartis group. Some workers will be employed in the global operations centre, responsible for logistics, supply chain, purchasing, quality control, production science, technology and engineering. The global operations centre will have more locations across Lek’s local units. One of them will be in Prevalje, where the company plans comprehensive restructuring. For now, the company announced the shutdown of antibiotic production by late 2021; all other plans are still pending.