EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Regensburg, Kreisfreie Stadt; Oberpfalz; Bayern
Location of affected unit(s): Regensburg


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.40 - Manufacture of electric lighting equipment
Number Employed: 2200
Group: Osram

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 10-02-2017
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 10-02-2017
Planned Job Creation: 1000

Additional Information

German lighting manufacturer Osram is planning to create up to 1,000 new jobs in Regensburg within the next years. Most of the new positions will be created in the production and development department. This is mostly due to the fact that demand for infrared parts for smartphones and further new products like infrared and LED elements for automobile assistant systems increased recently.

Osram cut 1,800 and 105 jobs in 2014 due to the decreasing demand in traditional light bulbs.

Osram currently employs about 2,200 employees in Regensburg and about 25,700 worldwide.