EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Voestalpine Automotive Components

Voestalpine Automotive Components

Geographic Location

Country: Netherlands
Region: Utrecht; West-Nederland
Location of affected unit(s): Bunschoten


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.20 - Manufacture of bodies (coachwork) for motor vehicles; manufacture of trailers and semi-trailers
Number Employed: 1000
Group: Voestalpine

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-09-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 116
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Austrian steel producer Voestalpine is reducing by 116 jobs the workforce at its subsidiary company Voestalpine Automotive Components in Bunschoten, the Netherlands. At the Bunschoten plant, the company makes bodywork parts for BMW, Volkswagen and Daimler-Benz. Currently around 1,000 people are working in Bunschoten,the job cuts will take the form of redundancies. The steel producer is experiencing issues due to the crisis in the (German) automotive industry, leading to a lower demand of bodywork parts. 

Social partners stated they are shocked by the size of the restructuring and are negotiating a social plan with Voelstalpine.