Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
St. Georgen, Herbolzheim, Lauf
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.25 - Manufacture of non-domestic cooling and ventilation equipment

170 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 November 2021
Employment effect (start)
10 November 2021
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


Ventilation manufacturer ebm-pabst announced to cut up to 170 jobs at its sites in St. Georgen (Baden-Wurttemberg), Herbolzheim (Baden-Wurttemberg) and Lauf (Bavaria). Job cuts are to be realised until the end of 2022 by not prolonging fixed-term contracts (including those of temporary agency workers) as well as offering early retirement options. The cuts are necessary due to a decline in sales especially in the automotive sector.

The company promised that job cuts will be implemented in a socially acceptable manner. Currently, the company is negotiating details of the job cuts with employee representatives. 

The ebm-papst company, is based in Mulfingen (Hohenlohekreis), produces fans and motors for air conditioning and ventilation systems, but also for the household appliance and automotive industries and employs around 15,000 people worldwide.



Eurofound (2021), Ebm-papst, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 105851, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/105851.