EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

MAT Foundries Europe

MAT Foundries Europe

Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Uecker-Randow; Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Location of affected unit(s): Ückermünde


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 500
Group: MAT Foundry Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-09-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 120
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 31-01-2020

Additional Information

Car components manufacturing company MAT Foundries Europe is expected to close one of its three production lines by the beginning of 2020, according to the mayor of Ückermünde. The decision derives from the poor integration of the line with the production process, determining as well complaints with respect to noise and dust. The shutdown of the line is expected to affect 120 agency employees, mainly foreign-born from other EU Member States.

The foundry in Ückermünde produces iron products, like safety castings for passenger and commercial vehicle industries.