Adient will shut down its Lozorno plant in 2018

The current employees have been offered jobs at other centres in Slovakia.

Adient is a global leader in the production of automobile seats.Adient is a global leader in the production of automobile seats. (Source: TASR)

The company Adient, a global leader in the production of automobile seats, has announced that it will close its factory in Lozorno (Bratislava Region) by the end of June 2018. The reason is a decision by an existing client not to extend a business contract, the TASR newswire reported.

The company management analysed several options at both regional and global levels concerning how to provide new opportunities for the Lozorno factory, but the analysis has produced no effective solutions.

Aware of the consequences that the closure of its factory will have on the local labour force, the management has offered its employees jobs at other centres in Slovakia based on their qualifications. Under the terms of the collective agreement, the 250 employees affected will receive severance pay and further support.

“Making this decision wasn’t easy,” said Hynek Maňas, European director of the manufacturing complete seat system division, as quoted by TASR. “All projects dealing with the manufacture of complete seat systems in Lozorno will terminate after approximately 11 months and, therefore, this move was inevitable.”

Adient runs another five production factories in Slovakia, a technological centre in Trenčín and a global business centre in Bratislava.

“Shutting down production in Lozorno won’t have any impact on the operation of the other centres,” Maňas said, as quoted by TASR. “Slovakia will continue to provide key processes, with our other centres in Slovakia currently having more than 280 new jobs up for grabs.”

Adient currently employs 75,000 people at 230 production facilities in 33 countries.

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