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© alexandr malyshev dreamstime.com Electronics Production | February 21, 2013

PKC closes in Ireland; opens in Estonia & Brazil

PKC is re-modeling its global footprint - closing here and establishing new in different locations.
PKC is establishing NPI-centers (New Program Introduction-centers) in Keila, Estonia and Curitiba, Brazil. In North America, PKC Group already has a NPI-center in Acuna, Mexico. The establishment of NPI-centers is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.

Furthermore, PKC Group has decided to close the operations in Ireland and transfer its production to Group’s existing facilities in Torreon, Mexico and Barchfeld, Germany. In addition, PKC Group is studying the options for its metal stamping manufacturing site in Traverse City, Michigan, USA, including the potential sale of the business and its operations.

These measures are expected to be completed by the end of 2013. Currently, Ireland and Traverse City operations employ approximately 70 persons. The related non-recurring items are estimated to be approximately EUR 6 million, out of which approximately EUR 4 million is non-cash related to asset write-down and impairment. The estimated annual savings are approximately EUR 2 million from 2014 onwards.

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