EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Hitachi Power Europe

Company/Organisation:
Hitachi Power Europe

Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Duisburg, Kreisfreie Stadt; Düsseldorf; Nordrhein-Westfalen
Location of affected unit(s): Duisburg

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
Number Employed: 1100
Group: Hitachi

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-12-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 200
Planned Job Reductions max: 200
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 15-12-2011
Foreseen End Date: 31-03-2012

Additional Information

As announced on December 15, 2011, plant constructor Hitachi Power Europe will cut 200 out of 1,100 jobs in its Duisburg headquarter.

This is due to a changed energy mix in Germany and, resulting from this, a lower demand. Hitachi justified the decision by poor order situations concerning coal-fired power stations - the last plant was ordered in 2008. Furthermore, Hitachi plans engagements in renewable energy technologies.