EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Siemens Energy

Siemens Energy

Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Location of affected unit(s): Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Duisburg, Berlin, Erlangen, Görlitz


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28.11 - Manufacture of engines and turbines, except aircraft, vehicle and cycle engines
Group: Siemens

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 02-02-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 2600
Planned Job Reductions max: 2600
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 02-02-2021
Foreseen End Date: 30-09-2025

Additional Information

As announced on 2 February 2021, the German energy company Siemens Energy will be cutting 3,000 jobs due to internal restructuring in Germany until 2025. With the restructuring programme’s implementation, the company intends to strengthen its competitiveness and to focus more on renewable energy. Mainly affected will be the company’s gas and power department, with around 75 percent of the affected jobs being in areas of management, administration and sales. The management and employee representatives have only recently reached an agreement on the company’s restructuring, specifying among others the exclusion of compulsory redundancies. Furthermore, there will not by any plant closures. Negotiations regarding a social plan have yet to start. 

The restructuring is part of a worldwide austerity programme with the intention of cutting 7,800 jobs. Siemens Energy has 91,000 employees worldwide. 


Updated, 15/09/2021: As announced on 15 September 2021, after negotiations with employee representatives, Siemens Energy will only cut approximately 2,600 jobs in Germany. Affected sites include: Mühlheim an der Ruhr, Duisburg, Berlin, Erlangen, and Görlitz.