EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: European Union
Location of affected unit(s): Paderborn (Germany) and other European locations


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 22000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 22-01-2013
Planned Job Reductions min: 1800
Planned Job Reductions max: 1800
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-02-2013

Additional Information

On 22 January 2013, automotive supplier Benteler announced plans to reduce its European workforce by 1,800 employees to reduce its costs.

According to a company spokesperson, Benteler will reduce staff mainly at its purchasing and administrative units – not at its production units. Paderborn, Bentler’s largest production plant, will be most severely affected by the job reductions. No concrete numbers have been announced yet, as the company will enter discussions with employee representatives during the coming weeks.

Benteler, a family-run business with headquarters in Salzburg, Austria, currently employs around 22,000 staff and operates across 38 countries.