Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Germany, France, Scotland and other locations
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.20 - Manufacture of tubes, pipes, hollow profiles and related fittings, of steel

2,950 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 May 2022
Employment effect (start)
18 May 2022
Foreseen end date
31 December 2023


French manufacturing group of seamless tubes Vallourec has announced it will cut about 2,950 jobs worldwide by the end of 2023. 2,400 jobs will be cut in Germany (Vallourec-2022-DE), 320 in France (Vallourec-2022-FR), 70 in Scotland and the rest in other locations. In Germany, the company decided to close its production sites in in Düsseldorf and Mülheim, because the production of seamless steel tubes was no longer economically viable. These closures will have impact on some production sites in France, where a restructuring plan will be in place. The company announced that employee representatives had been informed of the decision, and that consultations would be initiated to minimise the social impact and achieve a social plan. 

A previous business restructuring worldwide was recorded in the ERM database in 2015, with 2,000 job cuts (Vallourec-2015-WO).



Eurofound (2022), Vallourec, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 106855, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/106855.