EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Dow Benelux

Dow Benelux

Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Region: Overig Zeeland; Zeeland; West-Nederland
Location of affected unit(s): Terneuzen


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
Group: Dow Chemical

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-10-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 170
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 150

Additional Information

Dow Chemical, a multinational manufacturer of chemical products, is  cutting 170 jobs at its location in Terneuzen, including 150 direct dismissals. The job cuts in Terneuzen are part of a worldwide reorganisation to reduce personnel costs. The reorganisation is a result of a strong drop in demand in several sectors Dow supplies to. The job cuts in Terneuzen includes both manufacturing and office jobs. At the purchasing department, 15 jobs will be relocated to Switzerland. Talks about a social plan are ongoing.

Dow employs 3,600 people in Terneuzen and 36,500 people worldwide in over 30 countries.