EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Wuppertal, Kreisfreie Stadt; Düsseldorf; Nordrhein-Westfalen
Location of affected unit(s): Ennepetal-Oelkinghausen


Sector: Construction
43.21 - Electrical installation
Number Employed: 450

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-04-2016
Planned Job Reductions min: 120
Planned Job Reductions max: 130
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 11-04-2016
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2016

Additional Information

Alanod, global leader in high reflective surface-finished aluminium coil, announced plans to cut 130 jobs by the end of 2016. According to the management dismissals have become necessary due to massive decline in order volumes and the production of aluminium reflectors, the company’s core business, is suffering from rapid development of LED technology. To ensure that Alanod remains an industry leader, the company will focus future development on design and technical products and the solar sector.

Job cuts will involve all areas of the company. Negotiations with the works’ council are still in its early stages, however, the executive board wants to reach an agreement as soon as possible. Compulsory redundancies cannot be avoided.

Alanod, headquartered in Ennepetal-Oelkinghausen (North Rhine-Westphalia), currently employs 450 staff worldwide and a total of 355 in Germany.