Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Görlitz, Bautzen, Henningsdorf, Salzgitter, Braunschweig, Berlin and Mannheim
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.2 - Manufacture of railway locomotives and rolling stock

900 - 1,300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
700 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
10 December 2021
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2024


French railway manufacturer Alstom announced to cut between 900 and 1,300 jobs in Germany within the next three years. Several German sites are affected by this step, such as Goerlitz and Bautzen in Saxony, Henningsdorf in Brandenburg and Salzgitter in Lower Saxony. Even if the company plans to reduce employee numbers at its manufacturing sites, it also wants to create 700 new jobs related to software, digital and engineering services in Germany (Braunschweig, Berlin and Mannheim). Overall, the company wants to restructure its business and invest into software and digital services. Alstom management took up negotiations with the company's works council in December 2021. Works' council as well as the Federal German Government want to safeguard as many jobs as possible.



Eurofound (2021), Alstom, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 106079, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106079.