EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Teltow-Fläming; Brandenburg
Location of affected unit(s): Luckenwalde


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 330
Group: Schaeffler

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-12-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 330
Planned Job Reductions max: 330
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 03-12-2021
Foreseen End Date: 31-07-2023

Additional Information

At the beginning of December 2021, automotive supplier Schaeffler announced to close down its site in Luckenwalde (Brandenburg) by July 2023 and 330 workers will lose their jobs. The plant in Luckenwalde produces parts for combustion vehicles for the automotive industry and Schaeffler is increasingly focusing its automotive division on electric drives.

The company had looked for a new investor, but negotiations with potential buyers and employee representatives failed in the end. Following the failed investment negotiations, Schaeffler announced to take up negotiations on job cuts with employees representatives. Job cuts will be realised in a socially acceptable manner.