EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Region: Arr. Hasselt; Prov. Limburg (B); Vlaams Gewest
Location of affected unit(s): Genk (Vlaams Geweest)


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 10000
Group: Ford Europe

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-05-2002
Planned Job Reductions min: 1400
Planned Job Reductions max: 1400
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 01-12-2004
Other Job Reduction Measures: 1250

Additional Information

1,250 of the redundant workers will be early retirements. Other workers will be replaced on other units in Belgium (Gand) or in Turkey with the help of a grant.