EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Bosch Automotive Electronics

Bosch Automotive Electronics

Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Location of affected unit(s): Reutlingen, Ansbach, Salzgitter


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.31 - Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment for motor vehicles
Group: Bosch

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-11-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 500
Planned Job Reductions max: 600
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2022

Additional Information

The German car supplier Bosch will cut more than 600 positions at the engine-manufacturing plants in Reutlingen, Ansbach (Bavaria) and in Salzgitter (Lower Saxony). The job cuts are motivated by decreasing orders of engines with internal combustion and transition to new electric technology. The Reutlingen plant will suffer alone 500 of the redundancies. In December 2019, the company's management informed that the workforce will be reduced by natural fluctuation and early retirement.

Currently, the employees are protesting and the works council is negotiating with the management.