EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

WEC Turmbau

WEC Turmbau

Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Magdeburg, Kreisfreie Stadt; Magdeburg; Sachsen-Anhalt
Location of affected unit(s): Magdeburg


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.1 - Manufacture of electric motors, generators, transformers and electricity distribution and control apparatus
Number Employed: 143

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-04-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 143
Planned Job Reductions max: 143
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 21-04-2020
Foreseen End Date: 30-06-2020
Other Job Reduction Measures: 143

Additional Information

As announced on 21 April 2020, the wind turbine supplier WEC Turmbau will close its plant in Magdeburg by the end of June which will result in 140 redundancies. The main customer of the company Enercon had previously announced to continue ordering wind turbine parts at the WEC Turmbau plant in Emden due to shorter supply routes. This decision will lead to the closure of the Magdeburg plant. 

Currently, there is no available information on a social redundancy plan for affected workers.