EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Baden-Württemberg
Location of affected unit(s): Murrhardt


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28.24 - Manufacture of power-driven hand tools
Number Employed: 470
Group: Bosch Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-03-2022
Planned Job Reductions min: 70
Planned Job Reductions max: 160
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2025

Additional Information

The German company Bosch announced that it would cut up to 160 jobs at its sites in Murrhardt (Baden-Wurttemberg) were Bosch Power Tools and Bosch Rexroth produce, among others, pneumatic and cordless industrial tools as well as scewing technology. The management declared that the Murrhardt location has been facing competition and price preassure for years due to high production costs at the sites. According to the union IG Metall Bosch intends to relocate parts of the production to Eastern Europe, without specifying were exactly. As of March 2022, the final decision on the number of job cuts and the timing of the measure has not been taken yet. Management and unions are negotiating.