Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.41 - Freight transport by road

2,200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 July 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


DHL Supply Chain, the global contract logistics firm is planning to cut 2,200 jobs from its workforce providing logistics services to Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) plants in the UK. The proposed job cuts are expected to affect both directly employed and agency staff.

A representative of DHL Supply Chain said the restructure was prompted by the 'unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic', which had caused difficulties for the automotive sector globally. A spokesperson for JLR emphasised the aim of the restructure was to guarantee the long-term sustainability of their business.

A representative of the trade union Unite said many of the redundancies were unrelated to the reduction in the volume of car production and added that JLR had 'a moral duty to ensure that workers are treated fairly' during the restructuring process.

JLR has plants across the United Kingdom, including in Halewood and Solihull. The news about the current restructure comes just weeks after the announcement that 1,000 agency jobs were at risk at JLR in the UK.



Eurofound (2020), DHL Supply Chain, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 101450, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101450.