EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Wellmann KG

Wellmann KG

Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Region: Herford; Detmold; Nordrhein-Westfalen
Location of affected unit(s): Enger


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
31 - Manufacture of furniture
Number Employed: 700
Group: Alno

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-08-2007
Planned Job Reductions min: 400
Planned Job Reductions max: 400
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 07-08-2007
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2007
Other Job Reduction Measures: 400

Additional Information

Wellmann KG, a firm that manufactures furniture for kitchens, is to cut 400 jobs in Enger. The site in Enger employs 700, and the job losses will be implemented by the end of 2007. The job losses are part of a general restructuring operation at Wellmann’s parent company Alno, who are seeking to improve their profitability after losing 15.7 million EUR in 2006. Employees affected by the restructuring may be offered jobs at other Alno affiliates, and a scheme to help employees find new work may also be offered by the firm.