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 25,000 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 stigende Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
07/09/2020 Poland ZF Steering Systems Poland Business expansion Manufacturing 100
19/05/2014 Czechia ZF Stankov Business expansion Manufacturing 115
16/12/2016 Slovakia ZF Slovakia Business expansion Manufacturing 450
27/09/2017 Slovakia ZF Slovakia Business expansion Manufacturing 400
26/02/2009 France ZF Sachs Suspension Closure Manufacturing 219
19/11/2009 Slovakia ZF Sachs Slovakia Business expansion Manufacturing 280
07/03/2005 Germany ZF Sachs Internal restructuring Manufacturing 270
16/11/2006 Slovakia ZF Sachs Business expansion Manufacturing 1100
19/11/2008 Czechia ZF Passau Business expansion Manufacturing 300
21/04/2008 Slovakia ZF Levice Business expansion Manufacturing 475
17/06/2013 Hungary ZF Lenksysteme Hungária Business expansion Manufacturing 150
28/01/2009 Hungary ZF Hungary and ZF Lenksysteme Internal restructuring Manufacturing 160
03/11/2010 Hungary ZF Hungary Business expansion Manufacturing 170
17/07/2007 Germany ZF Friedrichshafen AG Business expansion Manufacturing 1200