Electrolux's fight for survival

MORE than 600 workers at Orange's Electrolux plant will have their factory's efficiency measured against plants in Asia and around the world in a study which could close the factory and cost them their jobs.

Senior management, who flew into Orange to announce the "investment study" to staff on Thursday afternoon, conceded the plant could close at the end of 2015 if it did not measure up against Electrolux's production lines in New Zealand, Thailand and elsewhere around the globe.

Staff were told several plants would be bidding to build a major new production line but if Orange was not successful it could spell the end of the plant.

Tomorrow in your Central Western Daily - Can Orange win the efficiency race?

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