EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Plymouth; Devon; South West


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
Number Employed: 321

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-04-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 271
Planned Job Reductions max: 271
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2009

Additional Information

TV maker Toshiba is transferring television production from its Plymouth factory to Poland in a move to centralise its European television production in the country. The plant currently employs 321 people, 50 of whom will remain at the factory to repair televisions and to advise the Polish team. Union officials for Unite questioned the economic rationale for moving to Poland stating that wages had risen in the country and that the move may not make economic sense.