Location of affected unit(s)
Offenbach am Main
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20.3 - Manufacture of paints, varnishes and similar coatings, printing ink and mastics

140 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 June 2022
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2023
Foreseen end date
31 August 2024


Akzo Nobel, a Dutch multi-national firm that produces paint and coatings, has announced that it will close its Schramm Coatings site in Offenbach, Germany, resulting in the loss of about 140 jobs.

Akzo Nobel justifies the closure of Schramm Coatings, which specialises in the production of coatings for the automotive industry, with steady losses over the past years and the difficult situation in the automotive industry. Akzo Nobel announced that it will cease production and all other activities at the site by August 2024. The restructuring will start in January 2023.

The works council announces that it will fight for a fair reconciliation of interests and a good social plan in the interests of the employees in the upcoming negotiations.

Schramm Coatings has been part of Akzo Nobel since 2011. Akzo Nobel Germany employs 1200 people at four production sites and four office locations, including Offenbach.



Eurofound (2022), Schramm Coatings, Closure in Germany, factsheet number 107027, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107027.