EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

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


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.40 - Manufacture of electric lighting equipment
Number Employed: 525

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 09-03-2015
Planned Job Reductions min: 70
Planned Job Reductions max: 70
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 09-03-2015

Additional Information

Zumtobel, Austrian manufacturer of lighting technology, will cut 70 out of 525 jobs at its German plant in Lemgo. The company wants to reduce the production volume in Lemgo in order to become more competitive.

According to the company's works council Zumtobel employees are afraid of the restructuring and want to further negotiate. The company’s turnover has increased by four percent during the first nine months of the current business year.

The job cuts are part of a broader restructuring programme at Zumtobel. Currently, the company employs around 7,100 people worldwide.