EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Düren; Köln; Nordrhein-Westfalen
Location of affected unit(s): Düren, Wülfrath


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29 - Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers
Number Employed: 2800

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-08-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 1430
Planned Job Reductions max: 1430
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

On 17 August 2006, Visteon, a US-american global automotive supplier, announced to sell two of its five production sites in Germany. In this context, the establishment wants to reduce half of its German staff. 850 employees will be reduced at its plant in Düren. Another 580 employees are concerned in Wülfrath. The establishment stated that the mentioned plants produce engines and steerings that would not match the new product line of the establishment, e.g. electronics, interior equipment and air-conditioning systems. At the moment, Visteon employs 2800 persons in all its production sites in Germany. However, neither employment figures for the single plants nor a timeline for the planned job reductions were released.