EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Zumtobel Lighting

Zumtobel Lighting

Geographic Location

Country: Romania
Region: Arad; Vest
Location of affected unit(s): Curtici, Arad county, West region


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.4 - Manufacture of electric lighting equipment
Number Employed: 180
Group: Zumtobel

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-05-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 180
Planned Job Reductions max: 180
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Employment Effect Start: 15-05-2009
Foreseen End Date: 15-05-2009
Direct Dismissals: 180

Additional Information

The Austrian group Zumtobel announced its intention to close the plant in Curtici, manufacturing lighting equipments and dissmis its workforce (180 employees). The representatives of Zumtobel Lighting Curtici are negotiating a compensatory payments' plan for its staff. According to the company representatives' statements, the production from the Curtici plant will be transferred to the locations owned by the group in other European countries, respectively Dornbirn (Austria), Spennymoor (Great Britain) and Landskrona (Sweden).