EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change


The restructuring events database contains factsheets with data on large-scale restructuring events reported in the principal national media in each EU member state. It has been in existence since 2002.

The map displays the most recent cases. Nation-wide cases are displayed next to the country name.

Recent restructuring cases

The database is updated daily and grows at a rate of approximately 20-30 new entries a week. To date, more than 27,000 restructuring events have been recorded.

In order to be included in the database, an individual case of restructuring must involve the announced loss or creation of at least 100 jobs, or employment effects affecting at least 10% of a workforce of more than 250 people. A restructuring statistics tool is available to explore summary data from the restructuring events database by country, sector and restructuring type.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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Announcement date Country Companysorter faldende Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
28/08/2009 Netherlands Wavin Internal restructuring Manufacturing 100
08/02/2012 European Union Wavin Internal restructuring Manufacturing 150
13/11/2002 Netherlands Wavin KLS Internal restructuring Manufacturing 100
22/05/2013 Italy Way Assauto Closure Manufacturing 142
30/01/2009 Slovakia Way Industry Internal restructuring Manufacturing 272
17/05/2016 Ireland Wayfair Business expansion Retail 160
26/09/2018 Ireland Wayfair Business expansion Retail 200
17/01/2019 United Kingdom Wayfair Business expansion Transportation / storage 200
17/02/2021 Germany Wayfair Business expansion Retail 240
18/02/2009 Germany WAZ Internal restructuring Information / communication 300
24/03/2013 Germany WAZ-Gruppe Internal restructuring Information / communication 200
29/01/2014 Finland Wärtsilä Internal restructuring Manufacturing 142
01/08/2022 Poland WB Group Business expansion Information / communication 200
26/01/2009 Belgium WCA Alro Internal restructuring Manufacturing 180