EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

A.C.G. Deurne

Company/Organisation:
A.C.G. Deurne

Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Region: Arr. Antwerpen; Prov. Antwerpen; Vlaams Gewest
Location of affected unit(s): Deurne

Company

Sector: Administrative services
Administrative and support service activities
82 - Office administrative, office support and other business support activities
Number Employed: 330

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 22-10-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-04-2010
Foreseen End Date: 30-06-2010
Direct Dismissals: 100

Additional Information

A.C.G. Deurne, a company employing mainly people with mental or physical disabilities, will dismiss more than 100 people by the end of June 2010. According to the director, collective dismissals were unavoidable because one of A.C.G.'s main customers will relocate its business activities to Eastern Europe. The company carries out numerous activities such as bookbinding, distribution of periodicals and packaging. It is also running a gardening department and a call centre. 270 of its 330 employees have a mental or physical disability.