EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Region: Delfzijl en omgeving; Groningen; Noord-Nederland
Location of affected unit(s): Delfzijl


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
24.42 - Aluminium production
Number Employed: 200

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-09-2022
Planned Job Reductions min: 187
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 23-09-2022
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2022
Direct Dismissals: 187

Additional Information

Aldel is a company producing and processing aluminium in Delfzijl, Groningen. The company will dismiss 175 employees as a result of the high energy prices crisis. The factory in Delfzijl had already been largely shut down since the beginning of September, but now it has become impossible to continue producing the metal at a profit and the company is currently on a 'controlled shut down”. The company will continue the production only with 13 employees, but stated its intention to restart usual production in the future. However, in order for the company to start again, it would need either substantial support from the government, or gas prices would need to fall structurally. Yet, the financial director of the company has stated that bankruptcy is 'not likely'.

Aldel has already faced financial difficulties in the past, having gone bankrupt and restarted twice before, and since October last year the company has produced only one third of what it would have usually produced.

Previous announcements were recorded on the ERM database in 2021, with 150-200 job cuts (Aldel-2021-NL), in 2013, with 300 job cuts (Aldel-2013-NL) and in 2009, with 185 job cuts (Aldel-2009-NL).