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Jan 14, 2019

Nestlé announces it will move production to Hungary

The move is set to create new jobs in Hungary, but unfortunately 400 jobs will be lost in Romania

Nestlé has announced that it will close its sweets plant in Timișoara, western Romania and move production to Hungary.

The move is set to create new jobs in Hungary, but unfortunately 400 jobs will be lost in Romania.

“The closing of the Timișoara unit was an extremely difficult decision which we took after detailed analysis. Locally, Nestlé is operating on a rapidly-changing market with new consumption patterns and a labor deficit, in a competitive environment,” said Leszek Wacirz, country manager of Nestlé Romania.

According to Rmx.news, Nestlé bought the Timișoara plant in the year 2000 and had an annual output of some 10,000 tons of chocolate and coffee. All 388 employees of the plant will be laid off, but Jackie Avery, human resources manager of Nestlé Romania said the company will assist the people in finding new jobs and gaining new skills, and employees will receive compensatory payments based on the time they spent with the company.

Nestlé also said that it will retain its regional cost competence center in Timișoara, but it will be relocated to the city center. This unit has 30 employees.