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 Companysort descending Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
15/02/2012 Netherlands Wegener Internal restructuring Information / communication 300
15/05/2013 Netherlands Wegener Internal restructuring Information / communication 525
11/12/2014 Netherlands Wegener Merger/Acquisition Information / communication 275
17/03/2005 Netherlands Wegener & PCM Merger/Acquisition Information / communication 325
03/11/2008 Germany Wehmeyer Internal restructuring Retail 450
09/06/2005 Germany Weidmann Business expansion Manufacturing 140
14/04/2015 European Union Weidmüller Business expansion Manufacturing 350
11/04/2003 France Weinberg Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 190
02/02/2009 Germany Weinig Internal restructuring Manufacturing 275
17/03/2005 United Kingdom Weir Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 490
23/09/2011 Poland Weiss Business expansion Manufacturing 200
03/03/2017 United Kingdom Welcome Foods Relocation Manufacturing 300
10/08/2006 Slovakia Welding Operations Services Slovakia Business expansion Manufacturing 176
17/10/2016 France Weldom Business expansion Retail 100