EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Whirlpool Sweden

Company/Organisation:
Whirlpool Sweden

Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Östergötlands län; Östra Mellansverige
Location of affected unit(s): Norrköping

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.51 - Manufacture of electric domestic appliances
Number Employed: 382

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-08-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 40
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Employment Effect Start: 15-08-2012
Direct Dismissals: 40

Additional Information

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.