EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: European Union
Location of affected unit(s): Belgium, Germany


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Group: General Motor (GM)

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-09-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 4700
Planned Job Reductions max: 4700
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Ford Europe announced a big restructuring plan affecting 4,700 jobs in Europe, more precisely at the Genk plant in Belgium and at plants in Cologne and Saarlouis in Germany. After a restructuring plan affecting 1,400 workers at the Genk plant in 2002, 3,000 more jobs will be dismissed there. The Cologne plant will be reduced by 1,700 jobs. The measure is due to the slowdown of the motor vehicles market in Europe.