Release time : 2015-06-15 12:20:41
Federal-Mogul Corporation (NASDAQ:FDML) today announced a restructuring plan designed to improve operating performance and respond to increasingly challenging conditions in the global automotive market. The plan, when combined with other workforce adjustments, is expected to reduce the companys global workforce by approximately 4,000 positions or eight percent. The planned actions are expected to occur as a result of several initiatives designed to streamline business processes, consolidate or close selected locations, and reduce general and administrative staffing. The company is not disclosing the specific sites at this time, pending further evaluation and consultations with appropriate parties. The restructuring initiatives will begin during September 2008 and continue into 2009 with several phases of implementation. Preliminary cost estimates of the restructuring program are in the range of $60-$80 million through the end of 2009.
We are taking actions in response to a downturn in regional markets and global industry outlook. We recognize this is a difficult decision, yet these measures are required to prepare the company for the increasingly challenging automotive environment. The efficiencies gained as a result of these initiatives will strengthen Federal-Moguls competitive position and help assure the companys future as we continue to implement our sustainable global profitable growth strategysaid JosMaria Alapont, Federal-Mogul President and CEO.
Federal-Mogul Corporation is a leading global supplier of powertrain and safety technologies, serving the worlds foremost original equipment manufacturers of automotive, light commercial, heavy-duty and off-highway vehicles, as well as in power generation, aerospace, marine, rail, industrial, and the worldwide aftermarket. The companys leading technology and innovation, lean manufacturing expertise, as well as marketing and distribution deliver world-class products, brands and services with quality excellence at a competitive cost. Federal-Mogul is focused on its sustainable global profitable growth strategy, creating value and satisfaction for its customers, shareholders and employees. Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899. The company is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs approximately 50,000 people in 35 countries. Visit the companys web site at www.federalmogul.com.