EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Stuttgart, Stadtkreis; Stuttgart; Baden-Württemberg
Location of affected unit(s): Stuttgart


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 12000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-02-2007
Planned Job Reductions min: 1250
Planned Job Reductions max: 1250
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-03-2007
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2011

Additional Information

Bosch, a leading manufacturer in automotive technology, will cut 1,250 jobs by the end of 2011 in Stuttgart. An agreement reached between the management and the works council finally settled a long lasting conflict on planned job reduction measures at the Bosch plant in Stuttgart Feuerbach. The plant, which currently employs a workforce of 12,000 people, produces fuel engine pumps for the car industry. Due to the termination of a supplier contract for a specific pump model with car manufacturer Volkswagen in 2009, Bosch is planning to reduce a significant number of the manufacturing staff. According to the agreed social plan, 250 jobs will be cut per year. There will be no direct dismissals until about the middle of 2010. 180 jobs will be cut by not substituting employees who leave the company because of retirement or other individual reasons. The remaining jobs shall be cut by providing incentives to leave the company voluntarily, offering compensation for job loss, which shall exceed the average of other social plans. Bosch has agreed to increase its investments in the plant.