LEDVANCE to Shut Down Two Facilities to Focus on Solid State Lighting

LEDVANCE stated on January 11 that it will shut down two facilities producing traditional lighting products and it is looking to complete the closing by December 2018, as EdisonReport carried in an article.

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The beginning of LEDVANCE’s statement made it clear that the worldwide lighting market keeps moving toward solid state lighting. The demand for LED products grows while that for traditional lighting products is diminishing. The trend has led to LEDVANCE’s decision to restructure its businesses.

As its traditional lighting business is facing a declining market, the established lighting firm decided to close two of its traditional light product manufacturing sites—one situated in Exeter, New Hampshite in the US and the other in Drummondville, Québec in Canada.

The company plans to complete the closing of two facilities no later than December 2018.

The operation of both plants will be shut down. The production and associated support equipment for some T12 product in the Drummondville plant will be transferred to another LEDVANCE factory in Kentucky. A part of the Equipment Development and R&D groups in the Exeter plant will be relocated to other sites.

The adjustment will affect approximately 135 employees, according to the statement.

This is the third statement LEDVANCE announced about its transformation plans after confirming the job cut at the Massachusetts Headquarters and the closing of two German sites (the Berlin and Augsburg factories).

LEDVANCE explained in last November that the changes and headcount reductions were difficult but urgently necessary in order to follow government policies and focus more on high-growth segments, such as LED lamps, integrated LED luminaires, and smart lighting solutions.

It also said that around 1,300 jobs in Germany will be dismissed through the end of 2021.

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