EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Pauwels Trafo

Pauwels Trafo

Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Region: Arr. Gent; Prov. Oost-Vlaanderen; Vlaams Gewest
Location of affected unit(s): Gent


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment
Number Employed: 162
Group: Pauwels Trafo

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 13-12-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 115
Planned Job Reductions max: 115
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

The international group Pauwels Trafo decided to close its manufacturing unit located in the harbour of Gent, dissmissing 115 people. The 47 remaining workers would be transferred to the seat of Mechelen but trade unions have fears about thirty additional dismissals that could be decided soon on this other site.