EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany
Location of affected unit(s): Arnsberg, Marsberg


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of wood and paper products, and printing
17.22 - Manufacture of household and sanitary goods and of toilet requisites
Number Employed: 2900
Group: Wepa

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 04-10-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 150
Planned Job Reductions max: 150
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 04-10-2012

Additional Information

As announced on October 4, 2012, German sanitary paper manufacturer Wepa will cut 150 out of 2,900 jobs in Germany. This is reported to be due to cost pressure.

Most of the announced cuts affect the sites of Arnsberg-Müschede and Marsberg-Giershagen. In the wake of the acquisition of Kato-Group’s Italian sites in 2009, Wepa created administrative jobs there, which are now to be reduced.

Wepa aims to avoid forced redundancies.