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.

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 Companysort descending Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
18/11/2016 World Volkswagen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 30,000
11/05/2017 Germany Volkswagen Business expansion Manufacturing 600
23/01/2018 Poland Volkswagen Business expansion Manufacturing 1000
06/11/2018 Portugal Volkswagen Business expansion Manufacturing 300
08/03/2019 Germany Volkswagen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 5,000
06/09/2019 Poland Volkswagen Internal restructuring Manufacturing 750
14/03/2022 Portugal Volkswagen Financial Services Business expansion Financial services 130
24/07/2015 Poland Volkswagen Group Polska Business expansion Transportation / storage 150
30/04/2014 Poland Volkswagen Motor Polska Business expansion Manufacturing 150
02/12/2011 Spain Volkswagen Navarra Internal restructuring Manufacturing 500
21/06/2020 Germany Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 5,000
22/03/2005 Poland Volkswagen Poznań Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 500
13/11/2014 Poland Volkswagen Poznań Business expansion Manufacturing 200
29/03/2015 Poland Volkswagen Poznań Business expansion Manufacturing 900