Scanfil Streamlines Factory Network, Reorganizes Production in Central Europe

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Scanfil announced on 1 July 2020 that Scanfil GmbH, part of the Scanfil Group, is planning to scale down and close its Hamburg factory. The company started a consultation process concerning the entire personnel working at the Hamburg factory. The consultation process has now ended and Scanfil GmbH has decided to close down the Hamburg factory. The production will continue at the Wutha-Farnroda factory in Germany and the Sieradz factory in Poland.

The arrangement will result in non-recurring restructuring charges of approximately EUR 6 million, which will be recognized in the fourth quarter of 2020. The planned action would result in annual cost savings of approximately EUR 2.5 million. The measures are scheduled to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2021.

The arrangement has no impact on Scanfil’s present financial outlook for 2020.

Scanfil’s Wutha-Farnroda factory is well-positioned as a “high mix - low volume” manufacturing unit with strong engineering capability and is located close to customers in Germany and Central Europe. Scanfil’s Sieradz factory is a large scale electronics factory located in the Central part of Poland and is positioned as an effective manufacturing unit, especially for higher volume products.



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