EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Orion Electric Poland

Orion Electric Poland

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Torunsko-wloclawski; Kujawsko-Pomorskie; Polnocny
Location of affected unit(s): Ostaszewo near Toruń


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26.40 - Manufacture of consumer electronics
Number Employed: 197
Group: Orion Electric

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 06-11-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 177
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 06-11-2012
Direct Dismissals: 177

Additional Information

In November 2012, the Japanese company Orion Electric announced plans to cut 177 jobs in the unit in Ostaszewo near Toruń (Pomeranian Special Economic Zone). According to the company’s board, the redundancies are due to a lack of orders and a deteriorating TV set market.

The company cooperates with the Poviat Employment Agency, which may offer public support for redundant workers.

Orion Electric was established in 1958 in Japan. The company produces television sets and other electronic products. Orion Electric employs about 9,000 people globally. The unit in Ostaszewo was founded in 2006.