Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.41 - Manufacture of ceramic household and ornamental articles

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


German ceramics producer Villeroy & Boch announced that it plans to cut 200 jobs worldwide, including 100 positions in Germany. A company’s spokeperson revealed the administrative departments will be particularly affected. The conditions of the programme will be negotiated with the works councils as the dismissals should be ‘socially acceptable as possible’.

The job cuts are a part of ‘a comprehensive transformation and efficiency programme’ which was announced by the company in February 2020. The programme’s aim is to achieve sustainable competiveness in the digital age, and the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates the implementation of the programme.

Villeroy & Boch employs 7,500 people globally, including 1,900 in Saarland, Germany.



Eurofound (2020), Villeroy & Boch, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 102038, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102038.