29 Nov '13, 1pm

Conergy Frankfurt factory nears sale with 80 jobs to be cut

Conergy has said operations remain at its Frankfurt factory, and its Mounting Systems arm in Ransdorf and Sacremento. Solar manufacturing and construction firm, Conergy, says it is close to selling its module factory in Frankfurt to PV manufacturer, Astronergy. Astronergy’s proposed acquisition of the factory would result in 80 jobs being lost but 200 safeguarded. Negotiations with the work council are underway, to be finalised by next week. Conergy’s staff were informed in a meeting today. An agreement is also anticipated soon for Conergy’s Mounting Systems arm. No further job cuts are planned for the Ransdorf, Germany site. Conergy said an investor is expected to be secured and contracts signed by Christmas, saving the 150 manufacturing jobs in Germany and 30 jobs in Sacremento, California, US. Production continues as normal at both the Frankfurt and Sacremento sites, bo...

Full article: http://www.pv-tech.org/news/conergy_frankfurt_factory_nea...

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