TE Connectivity to Close Andover Facility
TE Connectivity opened the Andover facility in 2014. Photo courtesy of TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity to Close Andover Facility

The company says it was left with excess manufacturing space after several acquisitions over the years.

Global industrial technology company TE Connectivity will close its location in Andover, terminating over 100 jobs.

According to an Aug. 16 notice sent to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, the company already began some terminations in June. The final closure of the plant is slated for April 2024.

The closure comes as the company conducts a plant consolidation, transferring Minnesota operations to Virginia and Mexico, according to the notice.

The company’s sensors business grew significantly over the past several years, particularly through acquisitions, which left an excess of manufacturing space, TE Connectivity spokesman Jeff Cronin said in an email. This is what led to the decision to consolidate.

The company designs and manufactures connectors and sensors that send power, signal, and data to things like electric vehicles, aircrafts, data centers, and medical technology.

“It’s important to note that Minnesota remains an important region for TE,” Cronin wrote in the email.

The business maintains sites in Plymouth and Brooklyn Park, which employ nearly 1,000 employees. TE Connectivity is headquartered in Switzerland and employs over 85,000 people globally.

For workers impacted by the closure, TE Technology will provide severance pay, benefits continuatio, and outplacement services to assist them in their transition, Cronin said.

TE Connectivity first opened the Andover facility in late 2014.