EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Denmark
Region: Ribe amt
Location of affected unit(s): Esbjerg


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment
Number Employed: 600

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-03-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 150
Planned Job Reductions max: 175
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Employment Effect Start: 01-08-2006
Foreseen End Date: 28-02-2007
Direct Dismissals: 150

Additional Information

Vestfrost,the Danish freezer/refrigerator manufacturer,in Esbjerg will relocate a part of the production to Turkey. Between 150-175 workplaces wil be afftected. The relocation, mainly the production of refrigerators, will take place from late summer 2006 until end of February 2007. The shop steward and the management are establishing jobcentres at the plant and a special 'spouse agreement' will secure that married couples are not both dismissed.