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Rimowa lays off 149 workers at Cambridge luxury luggage plant

German company says decision made to ensure the plant remains profitable.


CAMBRIDGE, Ont. — A luxury luggage manufacturer is laying off 149 workers at its plant in Cambridge, Ont.

Rimowa, a German-based make of premium travel and carry-on luggage made of aluminum and polycarbonate, says the decision to cut the jobs was made to ensure the plant remains profitable.

The company says it regrets the impact the layoffs will have on Cambridge residents.

The Cambridge plant, established in 2008, was Rimowa’s first facility in North America.

The company said at the time that setting up shop in Canada was due to the skill of Canadian workers.

Its products are made by hand in its craft workshops and distributed worldwide in 65 countries.

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