EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Location of affected unit(s): Görlitz, Bautzen, Henningsdorf, Salzgitter, Braunschweig, Berlin and Mannheim


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.2 - Manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock
Number Employed: 9400

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-12-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 900
Planned Job Reductions max: 1300
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2024
Planned Job Creation: 700

Additional Information

French railway manufacturer Alstom announced to cut between 900 and 1,300 jobs in Germany within the next three years. Several German sites are affected by this step, such as Goerlitz and Bautzen in Saxony, Henningsdorf in Brandenburg and Salzgitter in Lower Saxony. Even if the company plans to reduce employee numbers at its manufacturing sites, it also wants to create 700 new jobs related to software, digital and engineering services in Germany (Braunschweig, Berlin and Mannheim). Overall, the company wants to restructure its business and invest into software and digital services. Alstom management took up negotiations with the company's works council in December 2021. Works' council as well as the Federal German Government want to safeguard as many jobs as possible.