Apple axes Welsh manufacturer

European iMac production to be relocated
Written by ZDNet UK, Contributor

Apple Computer has ceased production of iMacs at the LG Electronics plant in Newport, South Wales, according to a report in the Welsh national daily newspaper, the Western Mail.

It's not known where European iMac production will relocated.

According to the report, Apple was pressing LG to lower the cost of production, but the manufacturer insisted that this would have made its operation unprofitable. LG Electronics employs about 2,000 staff at its Newport plant, 600 of who were working on the iMac production line.

LG Electronics told the Western Mail that Apple's decision would not result in job losses.

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