Osram to close location in Pennsylvania in 2016

Due to the rapidly changing market away from the traditional lighting business towards energy-saving LED products, Osram does not want to invest globally in obsolete technology any more.

The falling turnover figures in the traditional lamp business are now also having an effect on manufacturing locations. For this reason OSRAM SYLVANIA is going to close down its production in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania from September 2016, a move which affects 114 employees.

The company said the decision to close the location had been difficult, but a necessary step towards distributing resources to a lamp portfolio which would meet the requirements of the market and on the other hand guarantee future growth.