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
24/04/2012 Czechia VZP Internal restructuring Financial services 300
14/01/2011 Czechia VZP ČR Internal restructuring Financial services 150
18/04/2004 United Kingdom W.H.Smith Internal restructuring Retail 270
30/10/2012 Austria W.Hamburger Closure Manufacturing 100
18/08/2005 Slovakia Wabash Business expansion Manufacturing 200
20/11/2008 Germany Wabco Merger/Acquisition Manufacturing 600
15/06/2009 Germany Wabco Internal restructuring Manufacturing 300
29/01/2005 Poland WABCO Polska Business expansion Manufacturing 500
21/11/2008 Poland WABCO Polska Internal restructuring Manufacturing 290
23/09/2015 France WABCO Vehicle Control Systems Closure Retail 231
23/03/2012 Hungary Waberer’s International Business expansion Transportation / storage 360
26/03/2014 Hungary Waberer’s International Business expansion Transportation / storage 600
20/02/2014 Hungary Waberer’s Szemerey Logisztika Business expansion Transportation / storage 100 0
31/03/2020 United Kingdom Wabtec Corporation Closure Manufacturing 100