Sunday, July 2, two companies announced plans soon to close are located in the industrial area of Kiryat gat factories and lay off hundreds of workers.
Johnson Controls International announced the closure of the plant Visonic engaged in the manufacture of products in the field of monitoring and security for hospitals, museums and prisons.
400 plant employees will be laid off until the summer of 2018, while manufacturing will be outsourced to China.
In this research center Visonic tel Aviv, which employed 125 people, will continue its work.
The company «Sugat» announced the intention to close the plant for processing sugar and lay off 60 employees. The closure of the plant due to the abolition of imposed by the European Union ten years ago, the ban on sugar exports.