Lithium-ion battery manufacturer Saft America Inc. says it will cut 63 jobs at its West Jacksonville factory by the end of 2019.
A spokesperson for Saft confirmed the job losses in an email Wednesday and said the company’s Jacksonville facility has been unprofitable and underutilized.
Saft says it plans to restructure operations at its 235,000-square-foot Jacksonville plant to focus on the company’s more profitable sectors — mobility, energy storage and rail assembly for U.S. customers.
“The restructuring will have a short-term impact in terms of jobs with 35 positions made redundant immediately and 28 more in late 2019,” said Lisa Harlow, a senior account executive with Clapp Communications that represents Saft.
Saft didn’t say how many employees work at the plant. In June, the