EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Denmark
Region: Fyns amt
Location of affected unit(s): Odense


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
Number Employed: 300
Group: N&W Global Vending

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 09-06-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 300
Planned Job Reductions max: 300
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Employment Effect Start: 01-07-2010
Direct Dismissals: 300

Additional Information

On 9 June 2010, the owners of Wittenborg in Odense, N & W Global Vending has announced their plans to move production of Wittenborg vending machines from Odense to the company's production facilities in Valbrembo in Italy. 300 employees in Odense will lose their jobs. The goal of the company is to strengthen Wittenborg's market position, reduce costs and adjust production to future development.

According the daily paper Fyens Stiftstidende Wittenborg was in 2000 bought by a private equity fund that with a second vending machine factory, Necta in Italy, merged into N & W Global Vending Group. Since then Wittenborg development department moved to Italy, and today the entire production.

The management and the employees representatives will soon take up the obligatory discussions about the future of the redundant employees.