Solectron to close Scots factory, says reportLONDON Electronic manufacturing services provider Solectron Corp. is planning to close a factory in Dunfermline, Scotland, with the loss of 480 jobs, according to a Glasgow Daily Record report.
The workers were told they were losing their jobs on Friday (Oct. 27), the report said. The first job terminations are expected to come at the end of a 90-day consultation period that began on Friday. The plant is expected to be closed within eight months, the report said.
Solectron bought Dunfermline factory from Philips in 1993, the report said.
Solectron's Scottish closure looks set to come at the same time as reports that Solectron (Milpitas, Calif.) is attempting to recruit an additional 800 workers for a factory in Timisoara, Romania.
Earlier this month, Solectron announced fourth-quarter profits of $38.8 million on sales revenue of $2.90 billion but also announced plans to consolidate its manufacturing operations and reduce its workforce by 1,400 jobs.