EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Location of affected unit(s): Pfullendorf, Enger, Cowig


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
31.02 - Manufacture of kitchen furniture
Number Employed: 2100
Group: ALNO

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-01-2017
Planned Job Reductions min: 140
Planned Job Reductions max: 140
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 20-01-2017

Additional Information

On 20 January 2017, German kitchen manufacturer ALNO announced plans to cut 250 jobs in Germany. The affected sites are located in Pullendorf (Baden-Württemberg), Enger (North Rhine- Westphalia) and Coswig (Saxony-Anhalt). Another 100 jobs will be cut worldwide. The job cuts will be affected in the company's administration department.

The German Metalworkers’ Union (IG Metall) criticised the company's management for not developing the company in a growing kitchen market. The company did not release any timeline for their plans. The management seeks to save €20 million annually from 2018 onwards.

ALNO employs about 2,100 employees worldwide.



On 10 March 2016, ALNO announced to reduce the number of job cuts from the originally planned 250 to 140 in Germany. The figure decreased due to negotiations between the management, the German Metalworkers’ Union and the works’ council. In return for the reduced number of job cuts, employees accepted cancellation of bonus payments like Christmas bonus and holiday pay. The number of job cuts abroad however has not been reduced and negotiations are still ongoing.