EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Passau, Landkreis; Niederbayern; Bayern
Location of affected unit(s): Ruhstorf


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment
Number Employed: 330
Group: Siemens

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 02-03-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 330
Planned Job Reductions max: 330
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 02-03-2021
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2023
Direct Dismissals: 120
Other Job Reduction Measures: 210

Additional Information

As announced on 2 March 2021, the German industrial group Siemens will be shutting down production at its plant in Ruhstorf by the end of 2023 which will affect 330 employees. Negotiations with a possible investor failed making this step inevitable according to Siemens. Approximately 210 jobs will be relocated to Nürnberg and 120 jobs will be cut. Negotiations between management and works’ council will start shortly.  

The wind energy division Flender with 120 employees and additional 100 specialists will remain in Ruhstorf.  

In 2016, the plant already faced a possible closure which was, however, averted. Nevertheless approximately 600 jobs were cut (Siemens, 2016).