EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Region: Agglomeratie Haarlem; Noord-Holland; West-Nederland
Location of affected unit(s): Zwanenburg


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
31.01 - Manufacture of office and shop furniture
Number Employed: 1025

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-04-2016
Planned Job Reductions min: 89
Planned Job Reductions max: 134
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 14-04-2016
Foreseen End Date: 30-04-2017
Direct Dismissals: 89
Other Job Reduction Measures: 45

Additional Information

The Dutch office furniture manufacturer, Ahrend, has announced it will close its production site in Zwanenburg, North Netherlands, which will result in the loss of between 89 and 134 jobs. In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, the company has seen its revenue strongly decrease. Furthermore, new and flexible ways of working have decreased demand for the 'standard' workplace solutions that Ahrend manufactures. Since 2013, the company has focused on internal restructuring to reduce costs. 

Ahrend has a total of 5 sites across the Netherlands, employing approximately 1,025 workers as of April 2016.