EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Location of affected unit(s): Osnabrück (Niedersachsen); Rheine (Nordrhein-Westfalen)


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 5000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-10-2007
Planned Job Reductions min: 1770
Planned Job Reductions max: 1770
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2007

Additional Information

On 1 October the German car manufacturer Karmann announced to cut 1770 jobs out of 5000 in Germany. Some 870 jobs were to be cut at the main plant of Karmann in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony) and another 900 jobs at the production site in Rheine, Westphalia leaving only 100 jobs at this site. On 23 May 2008 Handelsblatt reported that up to that date 500 workers had lost there jobs and that additional job cuts are to be expected as Karmann lost an oder by Volkswagen. Karmann is a contract manufacturer for cars and parts for car manufacturers such as Volkswagen and Daimler-Chrysler.

As reported, Germany has applied for assistance from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF).