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 25,000 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 ascending Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
01/01/2006 Germany Alcan Packaging Bankruptcy/Closure Administrative services 145
25/11/2004 European Union Alcan Internal restructuring Manufacturing 40 520
14/06/2005 Germany Alcan Internal restructuring Manufacturing 300
21/09/2005 France Alcan Internal restructuring Manufacturing 70
28/06/2006 Slovakia Alcan Business expansion Manufacturing 200
12/07/2006 European Union Alcan Internal restructuring Manufacturing 506
16/11/2011 United Kingdom Alcan Closure Manufacturing 515
14/01/2016 Czechia Alca PLAST Business expansion Manufacturing 120
30/11/2016 Bulgaria ALC – Bugaria Business expansion Manufacturing 250
20/01/2019 Bulgaria ALC Bulgaria Bankruptcy Manufacturing 1,439
15/02/2020 Portugal Alberto Sousa, Lda Bankruptcy Manufacturing 150
03/09/2003 Netherlands Albert Heijn Internal restructuring Retail 440
04/10/2005 Netherlands Albert Heijn Internal restructuring Retail 370
10/11/2014 Belgium Albert Heijn Business expansion Retail 750