EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Restructurings in SMEs

Restructuring is part and parcel of the economic fabric in Europe, as companies must adapt to altered conditions in a bid to remain sustainable and competitive. Small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) constitute over 99% of European businesses and about 66% of private sector employment, so policymakers at all levels need to understand the specific challenges facing them to provide appropriate support for this backbone of the European economy. Eurofound’s report Restructuring in SMEs in Europe outlines the features peculiar to SMEs in their anticipation and management of restructuring. It also explores the main drivers of change and analyses the factors influencing successful restructuring. It offers a wide-ranging, comparative view of how restructuring impacts on workers and the company itself and puts forward several policy pointers for future action. The report draws on 85 company case studies which are available in this database. An overview of the restructuring in SMEs project is available.

85 items found
Company Country Type of Restructuring Sector Keywords
Aktis, Greece Greece Business expansion Construction Globalisation
Eurofreight Logistics, Cyprus Cyprus Business expansion Transportation / storage Globalisation, Recession/Crisis
Cordovan Group, Sweden Sweden Internal restructuring Professional services Recession/Crisis
Brian Mordaunt & Sons, Ireland Ireland Closure Retail Recession/Crisis
Amirro, Czech Republic Czechia Internal restructuring Manufacturing
Europlan Engineering, Finland Finland Internal restructuring Professional services Globalisation, Recession/Crisis
EMS Technical Personnel, United Kingdom United Kingdom Closure Administrative services
Camilleri Group of Companies, Malta Malta Business expansion Retail Recession/Crisis
Bairaktaris Marble, Greece Greece Internal restructuring Mining / quarrying Recession/Crisis
Vialle, the Netherlands Netherlands Internal restructuring Manufacturing
The Whole Company, Denmark Denmark Internal restructuring Manufacturing Recession/Crisis
Sjølund, Denmark Denmark Business expansion Manufacturing Globalisation
Rehm Race Days, Germany Germany Business expansion Arts / entertainment
Zet Transport, Poland Poland Business expansion Transportation / storage Globalisation
PUH HANT, Poland Poland Internal restructuring Retail Recession/Crisis
Acropolis Dry Cleaners, Cyprus Cyprus Merger/Acquisition Other services Recession/Crisis
TWO Services, United Kingdom United Kingdom Business expansion Administrative services Greening, Recession/Crisis
Sanako, Finland Finland Internal restructuring Information / communication Recession/Crisis
Recipe Plus, Latvia Latvia Business expansion Retail Recession/Crisis
Plastika Skaza, Slovenia Slovenia Internal restructuring Manufacturing Recession/Crisis