- Focusing on the development of machines in Ingolstadt (Germany)
- Relocation of production to Usti (Czech Republic)
- Establishment of a transfer company
- Expected cost reductions of over CHF 15 million from 2019
As communicated on February 1, 2017, Rieter intends to focus at the lngolstadt location on the development of machines and the provision of technical support for the after sales business. Production will be transferred to Rieter’s Usti site in the Czech Republic.
Rieter has agreed with the Works Council at the Ingolstadt location on a package of measures for employees affected by the planned reduction in the workforce. The offers submitted by Rieter to some 220 employees include termination contracts or a switch to a transfer company. To prepare the employees for the requirements of the job market, consultancy and mediation services as well as qualification measures are essential components of the transfer company.
Once the measures are complete, a cost reduction of over CHF 15 million is expected from 2019. For 2017, Rieter anticipates a negative impact on earnings of CHF 36 million. This includes provisions for restructuring costs of CHF 30 million and a one-time impairment of CHF 6 million.