EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Bayern
Location of affected unit(s): Heroldsberg, Weißenburg


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
20.4 - Manufacture of soap and detergents, cleaning and polishing preparations, perfumes and toilet preparations
Number Employed: 1300

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-07-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 200
Planned Job Reductions max: 200
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Employment Effect Start: 17-07-2019
Foreseen End Date: 17-07-2020
Other Job Reduction Measures: 200

Additional Information

The cosmetics manufacturer Schwan-Stabilo will be cutting 200 jobs within the next 12 months due to an internal restructuring plan. Employees in administration and production at the plants in Heroldsberg and Weißenburg will be the ones most affected by the cuts. According to management, cuts are necessary to respond to the increasing price pressure and to a changing market. Altenative, measures implemented in the past to counteract these trends have been unsuccessful.

In the new course of action, Schwan-Stabilo intends to strengthen its plants in the Czech Republic, to produce more cheaply, and the United States of America, to counter potential trade barriers.

Negotiations with the works’ council will commence soon.

Currently, Schwan-Stabilo has 1,300 employees in Germany.