EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Alsace; Est
Location of affected unit(s): Colmar


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
Number Employed: 292
Group: Vishay

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 31-08-2004
Planned Job Reductions min: 292
Planned Job Reductions max: 292
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation

Additional Information

The American company Vishay is closing down its site in Colmar, producing diodes. The market shifting towards the east, the prices have fallen in the past few years. The production site of Colmar was in competition with two other factories within Vishay, one in Hungary, one in China. Internal move measures will be proposed to 40 employees. A special reconversion unit has been set up by Vishay to develop new activities on the site.