Internal restructuring
Région Wallonne; Prov. Brabant Wallon; Arr. Nivelles
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52 - Warehousing and support activities for transportation

549 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 September 2021
Employment effect (start)
22 September 2021
Foreseen end date
1 September 2022


Kuehne+Nagel, a multinational logistical service provider has announced it will close down its facility in Nivelles. In total, approximately 549 jobs will be affected or lost by this restructuring plan. The company management has decided that the facility was not profitable and productive enough compared to its counterparts both within and outside of the company. Instead, the activities of the facility will be taken over at other locations in the country. The company has anounced the intention to close the branch in the autumm of 2022.

News of the closure ware received with serious animosity by employees and trade unions. The latter complained that the company management undertook too little effort to allow employees at the facility to transfer to others and even stated that these decisions "mean war". Because of this, actions were undertaken by the unions, including strikes.



Eurofound (2021), Kühne+Nagel, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 105352, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/105352.