Manz cuts work hours for Reutlingen and Tuebingen plants in Germany



Manz Automation AG has announced it will be cutting employee hours up to 20% due to less demand at plants in Reutlingen and Tuebingen, Germany.  The company has already cut workers this year in plants in Taiwan, China and Slovakia. 

75% of the 413 people affected work at the plant in Reutlingen.  According to Manz,  short-time hours, where a portion of wages is paid for by the German Government, will help those workers with reduced hours. 

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Since January, Manz has been partnered with Roth & Rau AG to make solar-cell production lines for crystalline silicon solar cells.

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