Management and works council of glen dimplex EIO gmbh have reached an agreement on the closure of the plant in sonneberg and signed an agreement on a reconciliation of interests and social plan. According to the report, production will be halted by 30. June 2020, the company announced.
The total of 83 employees will receive their notices in the course of february. "It really wasn’t easy for us to close our factory in sonneberg", emphasizes managing director clemens dereschkewitz according to the press release. In the social plan, a severance payment scheme has been agreed that is staggered according to age groups. In addition, glen dimplex is providing extensive support to employees in their search for a new job. A contingent of additional days off had been agreed upon, which could be used for the purpose of looking for a job. Glen dimplex has also made contact with numerous employers in the region and is building a job board. Together with the economic demand of the city of sonneberg, a fair was prepared at which employers could present themselves and apply for open positions. Information events were offered directly at the company in cooperation with the employment agency. "We very much hope that with this whole bundle of measures we will be able to give as many of our employees as possible a seamless new start in their careers.", so clemens dereschkewitz. And udo suffa, chairman of the works council of glen dimplex EIO gmbh, adds: "we negotiated hard, but always fairly and at eye level. All in all, we have achieved a good result that I can look into the eyes of everyone – colleagues and leaders alike – in the future."
The closure of the sonneberg plant is part of a comprehensive restructuring process. "Our company must become leaner, more efficient and thus more competitive", according to clemens dereschkewitz. In the production area of the german parent plant in kulmbach, the existing production lines were modernized and the logistics processes optimized. Glen dimplex is a supplier of electric heating solutions and household appliances