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 Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creationsort descending Planned job reductions min
05/10/2017 France Orange Cyberdéfense Business expansion Information / communication 1000
05/10/2017 Netherlands Coolblue Business expansion Transportation / storage 1000
26/09/2017 World OVH Business expansion Information / communication 1000
19/10/2017 Czechia Schaeffler Production CZ Business expansion Manufacturing 1000
22/10/2017 Germany Deutsche Bahn Business expansion Transportation / storage 1000
25/10/2017 Poland Budimex Business expansion Construction 1000
08/11/2017 Poland Amazon Business expansion Retail 1000
25/04/2014 Poland McDonald's Business expansion Hotel / restaurants 1000
07/04/2014 United Kingdom Ocado Business expansion Retail 1000
10/04/2014 United Kingdom Concentrix Business expansion Administrative services 1000
22/05/2014 United Kingdom JW Lees Business expansion Hotel / restaurants 1000
12/05/2014 World TÜV Süd Business expansion Professional services 1000
06/06/2014 Hungary Takata Safety Systems Hungary Business expansion Manufacturing 1000
30/09/2013 United Kingdom TNT Post UK Business expansion Transportation / storage 1000