EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Region: Arr. Mons; Prov. Hainaut; Région Wallonne
Location of affected unit(s): Ghlin


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
23.1 - Manufacture of glass and glass products
Number Employed: 250

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 29-03-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 0
Planned Job Reductions max: 0
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 30-04-2012
Foreseen End Date: 30-11-2012
Planned Job Creation: 50

Additional Information

Spanish glass manufacturer Vidrala has announced the intention to hire about 50 people with the opening of a second furnace in Ghlin. This decision comes from an agreement with the unions to obtain more work organization flexibility.