EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Location of affected unit(s): Singen


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
24.42 - Aluminium production
Number Employed: 2200

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-06-2005
Planned Job Reductions min: 300
Planned Job Reductions max: 300
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Alcan Inc. , plans to cut 410 jobs as it restructures two of its engineered products plants in Europe. Alcan, the world's second larger aluminum maker, said it expects to integrate extrusion activities at its site in Singen, Germany and Sierre, Switzerland, to improve efficiency. The company also plans to consolidate its automotive structures and composite operations into the Singen facility. The measures will affect about 300 people at Singen and 110 people at Sierre. The firm has more than 2,200 employees at its engineered products site in Singen and about 1,200 in Switzerland's Valais region.