EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Sulzer Eldim

Sulzer Eldim

Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Location of affected unit(s): Lomm


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
Number Employed: 300
Group: Sulzer Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 13-12-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 70
Planned Job Reductions max: 70
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation

Additional Information

Sulzer Eldim, manufacturer of aircraft components, is cutting 70 jobs in an effort to move parts of the production of its plant in Lomm, the Netherlands to Debrecen, Hungary.

Dutch unions expressed great concern about the offshoring. It is reported that not only will 70 jobs be lost through the offshoring, but also will the offshoring of sheet metal seals see the most profitable activity of the plant go abroad. Its other activities yield less profit.

Sulzer Eldim produces aircraft components. It maintains three plants: in Lomm (the Netherlands), Stockport (United Kingdom) and Debrecen (Hungary).The company is part of the Sulzer Metco division of the Sulzer group.

A timeline for the offshoring is not yet known.