Whirlpool Sweden, a Swedish white goods manufacturer, has announced that it is to cut 40 jobs in Norrköping following a decision to move the production of printed circuit boards for their machines abroad. Whirlpool has 382 employees in Norrköping. The reduction is aimed at lowering the production costs but also at making the factory in Norrköping more competitive in the long run.
It has been reported that the production of printed circuit boards might probably be offshored to Flextronic's factory in Hungary. This information has yet to be officially confirmed.