Glaverbel to close Dutch factory

Glaverbel plans to close its branch in Emmeloord, central Netherlands, it was reported on 19 October 2005.
The company will move production to the branch in Oosterwolde, northern Netherlands, where a…

Glaverbel plans to close its branch in Emmeloord, central Netherlands, it was reported on 19 October 2005. The company will move production to the branch in Oosterwolde, northern Netherlands, where a new workshop will be built. The more than 30 employees in Emmeloord could be transferred to Oosterwolde, which employs 50, subject to the availability of appropriate positions for them, although the company is not ruling out redundancies. Glaverbel Nederland director P. van Rhede said the transfer was needed to cut costs. The branches were subject to cost-cutting measures several years ago when 20 jobs were eliminated. The company owns the premises in Oosterwolde and leases the site in Emmeloord. In addition, an expansion in Oosterwolde is easier, Van Rhede said. Glaverbel Nederland has some 900 employees across 30 branches, 5 of which are production sites.