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 Companysort descending Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
30/10/2010 Poland Weyerhaeuser Poland Business expansion Manufacturing 100
20/08/2012 United Kingdom WH Brown Construction Bankruptcy Construction 130
01/01/2005 World Whatman Internal restructuring Manufacturing 160
16/02/2007 Ireland Whelan Frozen Foods Bankruptcy/Closure Transportation / storage 350
02/05/2007 United Kingdom Whipp and Bourne Relocation Manufacturing 100
28/10/2008 World Whirlpool Internal restructuring Manufacturing 5,000
07/11/2008 Poland Whirlpool Internal restructuring Manufacturing 470
20/11/2008 Italy Whirlpool Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 431
28/10/2011 World Whirlpool Internal restructuring Manufacturing 5,000
10/11/2011 Italy Whirlpool Internal restructuring Manufacturing 950
12/07/2013 Italy Whirlpool Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 468
22/01/2014 Sweden Whirlpool Closure Manufacturing 323
25/06/2015 Italy Whirlpool Internal restructuring Manufacturing 350
09/11/2016 Italy Whirlpool Internal restructuring Manufacturing 566