Nordrhein-Westfalen; Arnsberg; Olpe
Location of affected unit(s)
Olpe, Hagen
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.11 - Manufacture of engines and turbines, except aircraft, vehicle and cycle engines

490 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 April 2020
Employment effect (start)
27 April 2020
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


On 27 April 2020, the industrial and steel group Thyssen Krupp announced the closure of its site in Olpe, affecting 330 employees and also a restructuring programme at its site in Hagen, affecting 160 positions. The restructuring plan will seize a total of 490 positions. At the moment, 330 employees work at the plant in Olpe producing springs and stabilisers for the automotive industry. The site will be shut down by the end of 2021. The unit in Hagen will become a leading centre for springs and stabilisers within the company.

However, Thyssen Krupp stated that some 160 jobs are also threatened in Hagen where currently some 400 people work. In the coming months, negotiations on the reconciliation of interest with employee representatives will take place.



Eurofound (2020), Thyssen Krupp, Closure in Germany, factsheet number 100595, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100595.