EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Location of affected unit(s): Magdeburg-Barleben (Sachsen-Anhalt), Leichlingen (Nordrhein-Westfalen)


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26.51 - Manufacture of instruments and appliances for measuring, testing and navigation
Number Employed: 700
Group: Horiba Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-04-2022
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 26-05-2022
Planned Job Creation: 270

Additional Information

Horiba Europe, a Japanese manufacturer and seller of automotive emission measurement systems, environmental measuring instruments and wide range of scientific analyzers, headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, announced the creation of 270 new jobs at its locations in Magdeburg-Barleben, Saxony-Anhalt and Leichlingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

The job creation is due to the official completion and commissioning of Horiba's new plant in Magdeburg-Barleben in Saxony-Anhalt and the expansion of its branch in Leichlingen in North Rhine-Westphalia announced by the firm on April 26th 2022, at that time there is no information on when the new jobs will be created by. The official opening ceremonies will take place in autumn 2022.

The company reasons its expansion and its new plant with the increasing demand for analysis and measurement tools due to the turn towards more electromobility.

Horiba Europe is part of the Horiba Group with over 40 companies in 20 countries and around 9,000 employees worldwide and 700 in Germany.