Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Berlin, Rottweil
Information / Communication
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
Computer Programming, Consultancy And Related Activities
62.01 - Computer programming activities

50 - 120 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 May 2020
Employment effect (start)
20 May 2020
Foreseen end date


As announced on 20 May 2020, the Swiss machine automation company Mikron will cut up to 120 jobs in Germany due to internal restructuring. The job reduction will affect 50 employees at the Rottweil plant as well as 70 positions at the Berlin plant. The Callista Private Equity Group from Munich planed to buy Mikron's plants based in Berlin (Germany) and Kaunas (Lithuania). However, on 17 August 2020, Mikron announced that the transfer process is terminated and that the company will keep its sites. Mikron expects restructuring costs to be approximately CHF 15 million (approximately €14 million) which will lead to a significant negative financial outcome in 2020.

Accodring to Mikron, the COVID-19 crisis has intensified the situation in the automobile industry, making the job reduction necessary.



Eurofound (2020), Mikron, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 101198, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101198.