EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Darmstadt-Dieburg; Darmstadt; Hessen
Location of affected unit(s): Weiterstadt


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of pharmaceuticals, medicinal chemical and botanical products
21.2 - Manufacture of pharmaceutical preparations
Number Employed: 360

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-07-2014
Planned Job Reductions min: 90
Planned Job Reductions max: 90
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 07-07-2014

Additional Information

As announced on 7 July 2014, pharmaceuticals producer Actavis is to cut 90 jobs at its site in Weiterstadt. According to newspaper reports, the job cuts will make more than every fourth job redundant. 

According to the management, job cuts were due to decreasing production. In Weiterstadt, Actavis prepares a drug against Crohn’s disease and packs a drug against osteoporosis. There is no information available on the end date of the measure.

All German and several Western European sites were acquired by Indian Aurobindo in January 2014. Originally from Island, Actavis is an international company with around 10,500 employees.