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Electronics Production | October 30, 2007

Seagate to close plant in Northern Ireland

US based hard drive maker Seagate is closing its plant in Northern Ireland and shred 900 people.
900 workers at US technology company Seagate in Northern Ireland are being offered six times the government minimum statutory pay off and will walk away with an average of more than €20,000 each according to a local report. The workers will get six weeks pay per year of service provided the remain in their jobs until next July. Seagate has been operating at Limavady, Co. Derry, since July 1997.

The plant is closing in the second half of next year. The production will be transferred to Malaysia.

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