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.The full dataset can be made available for non-commercial research purposes. If interested, please submit a request to access the ERM dataset.

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 Companyabsteigend sortieren Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
17/04/2008 Belgium Volvo Europa Truck Business expansion Manufacturing 200
01/10/2008 Belgium Volvo Europa Truck Internal restructuring Manufacturing 600
01/09/2015 Belgium Volvo Group Trucks Business expansion Manufacturing 150
17/11/2008 Sweden Volvo Information Technology Internal restructuring Information / communication 350
24/03/2009 Sweden Volvo IT Internal restructuring Information / communication 218
20/08/2007 Sweden Volvo Lastvagnar Business expansion Manufacturing 200
17/08/2007 Sweden Volvo Personvagnar Internal restructuring Manufacturing 250
20/09/2005 Poland Volvo Polska Business expansion Manufacturing 800
11/11/2008 Sweden Volvo Powertrain Internal restructuring Manufacturing 900
28/11/2013 Spain Volvo Powertrain Closure Manufacturing 142
25/06/2008 Sweden Volvo PV Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 1,200
25/01/2010 Belgium Volvo Truck Gand Business expansion Manufacturing 140
01/10/2008 Sweden Volvo Trucks Internal restructuring Manufacturing 980
29/10/2008 Sweden Volvo Trucks Internal restructuring Manufacturing 400