EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

D'Ieteren garages

D'Ieteren garages

Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Region: Région Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijke Gewest
Location of affected unit(s): Elsene, Drogenbos


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
52.21 - Service activities incidental to land transportation
Number Employed: 400
Group: D'Ieteren

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-09-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 27-09-2021

Additional Information

D'Ieteren garages, a part of the wider D'Ieteren group which is a Belgian importer and distributor of cars, has announced that it will be closing 2 of its facilities in both Elsene and Drogenbos. In total around 100 jobs are currently facing dismissal. The problems at the company have been ongoing for quite some time, with actions by personnel and the unions against reductions in wages and employment conditions as well as a referendum on the future of the company.

Following the announcement of the management, further actions and strikes were undertaken.