EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Royal TenCate

16 Jul, 2015
    • Netherlands
  • Organisation size


  • Establishment size


  • Type of restructuring
    • Business expansion
    • Internal restructuring
    • Merger/Acquisition
  • Ownership
    • Private
  • Involved actors

    • Works council
    • Trade union
    • Business partners/supply chain
    • Education/training provider
    • Private consultants
  • Anticipation of change activities
    • Strategic long-term monitoring of individual organisations economic and financial situation
    • Training/skill development
    • Strategic long-term monitoring of market and technological developments
    • Establishment of networks/partnerships with regular exchange facilities
    • Development and maintenance of capacities and competencies for anticipation of change
    • Continuous mapping of jobs and skills needs - Elaboration of training plans
    • Promotion of geographic mobility
    • R&D - innovation
  • Management of change activities
    • Support of networks/partnerships among organisations
    • Diagnosis of the situation and designing change procedures
    • Information and consultation of workers or their representatives
    • Reorientation of previous productive resources (site/equipment/etc) and diversification measures
    • Redeployment of affected employees within the organisation
    • Multistakeholder communication and networking
    • (Re)training of affected employees
Royal TenCate is a leading multinational textiles company located in the east of the Netherlands, whose core business is textile technology, ‘intelligent textiles’ and geotextiles. Since its establishment, which dates back to the 18th century, the company has successfully transformed itself from a traditional weaving and manufacturing company into a modernised multinational company producing high value-added materials. A central priority for the company is its focus on innovation and technology. At the same time, Royal TenCate places a strong emphasis on training and educating its employees through measures such as its in-house training programme.
  • Regional aspects
  • Cross-border restructuring
  • Globalisation/Internationalisation