EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Aachen, Kreisfreie Stadt; Köln; Nordrhein-Westfalen
Location of affected unit(s): Aachen


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.2 - Manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock
Number Employed: 600
Group: Bombardier

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-10-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 600
Planned Job Reductions max: 600
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 200
Other Job Reduction Measures: 400

Additional Information

Canadian multinational aerospace and transportation company Bombardier will close its site in Aachen and make 200 temporary agency workers redundant. Additionally, 400 permanent workers will be offered opportunities at other sites. 

In Aachen, Bombardier manufactures trains for the German and Dutch rail service and suffers from low demand. There is no concrete timeline given and the exact closure date depends on order completion. It is expected to be implemented in the second half of 2012. The total workforce in Germany sums up to 9,000 in 10 sites.

The company announced talks with worker representatives.