EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change


The restructuring events database contains factsheets with data on large-scale restructuring events reported in the principal national media in each EU member state. It has been in existence since 2002.

The map displays the most recent cases. Nation-wide cases are displayed next to the country name.

Recent restructuring cases

The database is updated daily and grows at a rate of approximately 20-30 new entries a week. To date, more than 27,000 restructuring events have been recorded.

In order to be included in the database, an individual case of restructuring must involve the announced loss or creation of at least 100 jobs, or employment effects affecting at least 10% of a workforce of more than 250 people. A restructuring statistics tool is available to explore summary data from the restructuring events database by country, sector and restructuring type.The full dataset can be made available for non-commercial research purposes. If interested, please submit a request to access the ERM dataset.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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Announcement date Country Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creationsort descending Planned job reductions min
02/09/2002 Netherlands Van der Giessen-de Noord Internal restructuring Manufacturing 250
19/09/2003 World Fila Sport Internal restructuring Manufacturing 550
10/01/2003 Portugal CJ Clarks Relocation Manufacturing 588
24/09/2002 Sweden LNJ IT Konsult Bankruptcy/Closure Information / communication 130
30/06/2003 Ireland Navan carpets Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 200
23/05/2002 Portugal Web-Lab Internal restructuring Professional services 170
23/08/2003 Portugal Entreposto Internal restructuring Retail 250
21/02/2003 Belgium Warneton Industrie Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 210
11/09/2002 Spain Avantis Marketing Bankruptcy/Closure Retail 207
20/11/2002 Germany SITAG Sitzmöbel GmbH Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 100
01/06/2002 Netherlands Rabofacet Internal restructuring Financial services 250
12/03/2004 European Union DHL Internal restructuring Transportation / storage 9,000
27/01/2004 World FKI Internal restructuring Manufacturing 700
13/02/2004 Ireland CG Services Bankruptcy/Closure Utilities 120