ORAS GROUP OPTIMIZES ITS EUROPEAN PRODUCTION
To reduce the complexity and improve its competitiveness, Oras Group plans to restructure its European production. The company plans to close down the Burglengenfeld plant. The corresponding production is planned to be relocated into the Group other European plants. The company states that this increases its capacity utilization rate, improves its cost structure as well as secures the group’s competence in customer experience.
“To improve our capacity utilization rates, we have to concentrate our production volumes as few locations as possible. This will also contribute to reduction of the current complexity in our internal logistics and to thus once again increasing our competitiveness,” states Dipl.-Ing. Kari Lehtinen, President and CEO of Oras Group, of which Hansa Armaturen GmbH is a part.
Oras Group plans to close down the Burglengenfeld plant and relocate the corresponding production into its other plants in Europe.
Subject to discussions with the workers’ representatives, about 170 jobs at the Burglengenfeld plant will be cut due to the planned closing. The Oras Group wants to find responsible solutions for the employees affected by the plant shut-down in direct coordination with the workers’ representatives.
The production facilities in Kralovice (Czech Republic), Olesno (Poland) and Rauma (Finland) are not affected by this plan.
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Oras Group is a powerful European provider of sanitary fittings: the market leader in the Nordics and a leading company in Continental Europe. The company’s mission is to make the use of water easy and sustainable. Its vision: to become the European leader of advanced sanitary fittings. Oras Group has two strong brands, Oras and Hansa. The head office of the Group is located in Rauma, Finland. Oras Group employs approximately 1400 people in 20 countries. Oras Group is owned by Oras Invest, a family company and an industrial owner.