Harman Lays Off 650 Employees in Consolidation Plan
Harman, which was acquired late last year by Samsung, announced the consolidation of its Professional Solutions group, which will impact a number of offices in the U.S. and Europe and result in the layoff of 650 employees.
In a statement provided to AV Nation TV, which is underwritten by Harman, Harman International PR director David Glaubke said the changes being made are the “culmination of a transformation” that the Pro Solutions division has undergone over the last few years. The changes, he said, are aimed at better serving the company’s customer base, increasing their competitiveness, and accelerating new product innovation.
“We are now consolidating certain locations acquired through acquisitions over the years to leverage the R&D, engineering, design and manufacturing operations of our other divisions and speed up our time to market,” Glaubke said.