EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

D. Lechner

D. Lechner

Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Ansbach, Landkreis; Mittelfranken; Bayern
Location of affected unit(s): Rothenburg ob der Tauber


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
31.02 - Manufacture of kitchen furniture
Number Employed: 600

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-10-2022
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Planned Job Reductions max: 100
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 27-10-2022
Direct Dismissals: 100

Additional Information

The manufacturer of kitchen worktops D. Lechner announced a plan to cut 100 jobs in the company's kitchen worktops and splashback manufacturing departments. Job cuts became necessary as the company restructures its business as it wants to remain competetitive. Due to the war in Ukraine, the market environment remained difficult with customers saving on their money whilst energy and material costs continued to rise. Employees were informed by management and the work council on the new business strategy. The job cuts are to be realised in a socially acceptable manner. In total, the company employs 600 staff. There is no information on the foreseen end date of the job reduction scheme.