EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

LKQ Belgium

LKQ Belgium

Geographic Location

Country: Belgium
Region: Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde; Prov. Vlaams Brabant; Vlaams Gewest
Location of affected unit(s): Vilvoorde


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46.6 - Wholesale of other machinery, equipment and supplies
Number Employed: 372
Group: LKQ Corporation

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-06-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 108
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-07-2020

Additional Information

LKQ Belgium, a branch of the multinational LKQ group, specialised in distributing alternates and speciality parts to repair and accessorise automobiles and other vehicles, has announced restructuring measures that involve significant dismissals. In total 108 employees are currently at risk of losing their job. In the months leading up to the current restructuring efforts approximately 50 employees were already dismissed nationwide. The company management states that the current Covid-19 crisis has had a significant impact on the automobile market and forces them to take action. Local trade union delegations are however skeptical, as all employees were on temporary unemployment during the crisis, reducing labour costs significantly for the company.