EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Location of affected unit(s): Berlin, Wipperfürth, München


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.4 - Manufacture of electric lighting equipment
Number Employed: 10000
Group: Siemens

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-11-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 400
Planned Job Reductions max: 400
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 30-11-2012
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2013

Additional Information

As announced on November 30, 2012, German light bulb manufacturer Osram will cut 400 jobs in Germany. This is due to increased competition.

Osram is to be separated from its mother company Siemens and in this context already announced to make 850 people redundant in January (see here). The additional job reduction, which shall be realized until 2014, mainly affects the sites in Berlin, Wipperfürth (North Rhine-Westphalia) and Munich (Bavaria).

Worldwide, Osram will cut 4,700 additional jobs.