Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG), a leading producer of precision sensors and systems, today announced restructuring and cost reduction actions that are expected to improve overall efficiency by lower operating costs by approximately $6.0 million annually, beginning in 2016. The cost reduction steps have already begun and reflect recent market conditions.
Ziv Shoshani, VPG’s chief executive officer said, “We have begun implementing our restructuring and cost reduction plan, which should result in a cash restructuring charge of approximately $4.0 million which will impact, primarily, the fourth fiscal quarter of 2015.”
Key elements of the plan include:
- The cost reductions are expected to come from lower manufacturing costs, including savings from a force sensor facility closure in Asia in the second quarter of 2016, with continued production consolidation into VPG’s facility in India.
- Consolidation and streamlining of certain product lines in the Foil Technology Product and Force Sensors segments, and additional workforce reductions in the Weighing and Control Systems segment.
Mr. Shoshani added, “While we have taken action in response to macro-economic challenges, we remain focused on strategy execution to drive positive operational and financial results, and to building a stronger future for the company.”
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based systems specializing in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of foil technology products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages, which are the foundation of the company's force sensors products and its weighing and control systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at www.vpgsensors.com.
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