Zuid-Nederland; Noord-Brabant;
Location of affected unit(s)
Son en Breugel
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Of Other Machinery, Equipment And Supplies
46.65 - Wholesale of office furniture

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 March 2022
Employment effect (start)
15 March 2022
Foreseen end date


Dutch office supplies wholesaler Office Centre has declared bankruptcy: 350 employees will lose their jobs. The company has been struggling with financial problems since 2019, when it recorded its first losses, going to a loss of €19 and €15 million in 2020 and 2021. Despite the increase in revenues, the business has failed to stay open, and negotiations for a relaunch with interested parties have not yield any results. 32 locations will be closed, while seven other locations closed prematurely in January. The dismissed employees have been reported to the UWV benefits agency (the Employee Insurance Agency Uitvoeringsinstituut Werknemersverzekeringen).

Office supplies wholesaler Office Centre is a click & mortar business with 39 locations all over the Netherlands and employs 350 people. The company supplied offices and schools with almost all types of supplies, furniture, and computers.


  • 13 April 2022: Eindhovens Dagblad (www.ed.nl)


Eurofound (2022), Office Centre, Bankruptcy in Netherlands, factsheet number 106744, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106744.