Mann+Hummel has announced that will be shuttering production at its Ludwigsburg location.
The company has been producing in Ludwigsburg since 1954 and currently manufactures fuel, oil and air filter systems for automotive original equipment there.
While existing production activities will be phased out or relocated, the precise timeline for the closure will be determined in cooperation with customers and employee representatives.
The Group’s headquarters will continue to be located at the Ludwigsburg site, as will the company’s research and development centre. The decision was a necessary measure to ensure the company’s future, said Thomas Fischer, who is chairman of the Supervisory Board.
The company continuously reviews its production sites to ensure its ability to meet evolving customer needs. Over the course of these strategic considerations, it was determined that the competitiveness of the Ludwigsburg production facility cannot be maintained.
“We will continue to invest in the technology centre”, he said. “We stand by the Ludwigsburg location.”
“In order to remain competitive in the medium to long term and to safeguard the future of the company with 22,000 employees worldwide, we need to make this adjustment to our production network,” added Hanno Höhn, Chief Supply Chain Officer and labour director at Mann+Hummel GmbH.
Mann+Hummel will work with the negotiation partners to come to socially responsible solutions for the staff at the Ludwigsburg plant. Around 400 jobs at the factory are currently set to be affected by the decision.