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 Companysort descending Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
20/02/2020 Germany Wacker Chemie Internal restructuring Professional services 800
28/09/2012 Austria Wacker Neuson Business expansion Manufacturing 200
29/10/2007 Germany Wacker Schott Solar Business expansion Manufacturing 600
22/09/2011 Netherlands Waco Lingen Beton Internal restructuring Construction 100
08/01/2019 Netherlands Wageningen University & Research Business expansion Education 250
26/02/2017 Poland WAGO ELWAG Business expansion Manufacturing 200
23/05/2006 France Wagon Automotive Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 140
26/05/2006 Belgium Wagon Automotive Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 80
01/12/2006 European Union Wagon Automotive Internal restructuring Manufacturing 870
19/12/2008 United Kingdom Wagon Automotive Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 292
01/12/2006 France Wagon Automotive France Internal restructuring Manufacturing 581
13/12/2005 Poland Wagony Świdnica Business expansion Manufacturing 200
17/07/2006 United Kingdom Waitrose Business expansion Transportation / storage 1000
24/01/2008 United Kingdom Waitrose Bankruptcy/Closure Retail 100