EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change


The restructuring events database contains factsheets with data on large-scale restructuring events reported in the principal national media in each EU member state. It has been in existence since 2002.

The map displays the most recent cases. Nation-wide cases are displayed next to the country name.

Recent restructuring cases

The database is updated daily and grows at a rate of approximately 20-30 new entries a week. To date, more than 27,000 restructuring events have been recorded.

In order to be included in the database, an individual case of restructuring must involve the announced loss or creation of at least 100 jobs, or employment effects affecting at least 10% of a workforce of more than 250 people. A restructuring statistics tool is available to explore summary data from the restructuring events database by country, sector and restructuring type.The full dataset can be made available for non-commercial research purposes. If interested, please submit a request to access the ERM dataset.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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Announcement date Country Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions minsort ascending
03/02/2015 Spain Ford Business expansion Manufacturing 700
05/02/2015 Croatia Tisak Business expansion Retail 100
27/01/2015 United Kingdom Waitrose Business expansion Retail 2000
02/02/2015 Germany Mubea Business expansion Manufacturing 120
27/01/2015 United Kingdom Unicom Business expansion Information / communication 100
06/02/2015 Lithuania Egersund Net Business expansion Manufacturing 50
13/01/2015 Romania DB SCHENKER RAIL ROMANIA Business expansion Transportation / storage 100
09/01/2015 Romania BAT Business expansion Retail 100
03/02/2015 Hungary Linamar Hungary Business expansion Manufacturing 150
20/01/2015 Hungary Opel Magyarország Business expansion Manufacturing 500
26/09/2014 Romania Yazaki Romania Business expansion Manufacturing 850
07/01/2015 Romania Şantierul Naval Damen Galaţi Business expansion Manufacturing 150
07/11/2014 Poland Koral SA Business expansion Manufacturing 300
09/02/2015 Poland Fabryka Wagonów Gniewczyna Business expansion Manufacturing 260