EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Whirlpool Slovakia

Company/Organisation:
Whirlpool Slovakia

Geographic Location

Country: Slovakia
Region: Presovsky kraj; Vychodne Slovensko
Location of affected unit(s): Poprad

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment
Group: Whirlpool

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-08-2006
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-08-2006
Foreseen End Date: 31-08-2007
Planned Job Creation: 460

Additional Information

Whirlpool, a firm that produces washing machines, are to create 120 new jobs in Slovakia by the end of 2006. The decision follows strong financial results in 2005, in which the firm generated a turnover of 11.9 billion SKK. The firm has also invested around 500 million SKK in a new form of washing machine, and the work on this product will generate the new jobs. As of October 2006, it has been announced by Whirlpool that the production of the new washing machine led to the creation of 300 new jobs. As of August 2007, company management have announced the creation of 160 new jobs at the Whirlpool plant in August 2007.