Packing up production in Scotland

Posted on 28 May 2009 by The Manufacturer

Hewlett Packard has announced it will cut staff numbers at a plant near Edinburgh by over 60 per cent. 843 jobs are to go in total.

The firm will move manufacturing to the Czech Republic, leaving just 500 workers at the site in Erskine.

Many people are angry about this move because the company is in a strong position despite the downturn.

Local MP Jim Sheridan said: “It is disgusting. These workers are being tossed aside after helping to make vast profits for Hewlett.”

Hewlett Packard will also move more production to the Eastern European country, with Germany another region to lose out.