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
07/08/2007 Germany Wellmann KG Internal restructuring Manufacturing 400
20/09/2018 World Wells Fargo Internal restructuring Financial services 13,250
18/01/2021 France Welmo Business expansion Real estate 200
20/07/2010 United Kingdom Welsh Assembly Department for the Economy Internal restructuring Public administration and defence 250
12/01/2010 United Kingdom Welsh Country Foods Internal restructuring Manufacturing 181
06/03/2009 United Kingdom Welsh Local Government Association Bankruptcy/Closure Public administration and defence 2,000
09/02/2010 United Kingdom Welsh Water Internal restructuring Utilities 300
06/11/2014 Germany Weltbild Internal restructuring Retail 200
18/11/2015 Germany Weltbild Internal restructuring Retail 50
21/02/2014 Germany Weltbild Bankruptcy Retail 582
20/12/2012 Poland Weltbild Polska Closure Information / communication 320
21/04/2006 Slovakia Welton, Bibby&Baron Business expansion Manufacturing 100
27/01/2015 Belgium Wema Closure Manufacturing 124
14/11/2017 Czechia Wendell electronics Business expansion Manufacturing 100