EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Factsheets

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 25,000 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
30/09/2010 Czechia Wistron Business expansion Manufacturing 1000
06/02/2016 Czechia Witte Access Technology Business expansion Manufacturing 500
03/01/2012 Czechia Witte Automotive Business expansion Manufacturing 400
16/05/2016 Czechia Witte Automotive Business expansion Manufacturing 500
18/01/2016 Bulgaria WITTE Automotive Bulgaria Business expansion Manufacturing 200
13/12/2002 Denmark Wittenborg Internal restructuring Manufacturing 129
09/06/2010 Denmark Wittenborg Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 300
28/11/2019 Netherlands Witteveen Bankruptcy Retail 150
26/02/2008 Slovakia Wittur Business expansion Manufacturing 120
14/04/2014 Lithuania Wix Business expansion Information / communication 150
04/12/2018 Spain Wizink Internal restructuring Financial services 168
12/06/2020 Spain Wizink Internal restructuring Financial services 144
19/05/2016 Romania Wizz Air Business expansion Transportation / storage 301
28/09/2017 World Wizz Air Business expansion Transportation / storage 1300

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