EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Wuppertal, Kreisfreie Stadt; Düsseldorf; Nordrhein-Westfalen
Location of affected unit(s): Wuppertal


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
31 - Manufacture of furniture
Number Employed: 250

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-12-2007
Planned Job Reductions min: 250
Planned Job Reductions max: 250
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy/Closure
Foreseen End Date: 30-06-2008

Additional Information

Vorwerk, a manufacturer of built-in kitchens, has announced that it is to close its production and distribution site in Wuppertal with the loss of 250 jobs. Production and employment at the site is scheduled to end by the end of June 2008. Management at the firm have attributed the closure to a decline in the demand for built-in kitchens.