EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

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


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 1200

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 06-12-2022
Planned Job Reductions min: 1180
Planned Job Reductions max: 1200
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 06-12-2022
Foreseen End Date: 06-12-2023
Other Job Reduction Measures: 1200

Additional Information

As announced on 6 December 2022, the German car supplier Continental has ended its tyre manufacture in Aachen in December 2022 which will result in the loss of 1200 jobs within the next year. Continental announced the end of production in 2020 for the end of 2021, however, due to negotiations between employee representatives and management, the shut down was postponed to the end of 2022. While the production was shut down in December 2022, 380 of 1,200 will continue to work at the plant for an additional year in order to organise the dismantle of the plant. Continental has offered affected employees an extensive qualification programme, which has been used by 800 of the 1,200 employees.  

Previous restructuring events at Continental have been recorded in the ERM Events database. During 2022, 1000 jobs in Romania (Continental-2022-RO) and 100 jobs in Lithuania (Continental-2022a-LT) were created, while 870 job cuts were announced in Germany (Continental-2022b-DE).