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 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 Companysort descending Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
20/05/2010 France Wätsilä France Internal restructuring Manufacturing 35 116
15/10/2019 United Kingdom Watt Brothers Bankruptcy Retail 251
13/10/2009 Poland WATT Produkcja Systemów Solarnych Sebastian Paszek Business expansion Manufacturing 100
26/01/2004 World Wavecom Internal restructuring Manufacturing 600
09/10/2012 United Kingdom Waverley TBS Bankruptcy Retail 685
28/08/2009 Netherlands Wavin Internal restructuring Manufacturing 100
08/02/2012 European Union Wavin Internal restructuring Manufacturing 150
13/11/2002 Netherlands Wavin KLS Internal restructuring Manufacturing 100
22/05/2013 Italy Way Assauto Closure Manufacturing 142
30/01/2009 Slovakia Way Industry Internal restructuring Manufacturing 272
17/05/2016 Ireland Wayfair Business expansion Retail 160
26/09/2018 Ireland Wayfair Business expansion Retail 200
17/01/2019 United Kingdom Wayfair Business expansion Transportation / storage 200
17/02/2021 Germany Wayfair Business expansion Retail 240

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