Internal restructuring
Vlaams Gewest; Prov. Antwerpen; Arr. Antwerpen
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products
22.1 - Manufacture of rubber products

70 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 June 2022
Employment effect (start)
15 June 2022
Foreseen end date
31 December 2023


Arlanxeo a Dutch multinational company specialised in the fabrication of rubber products has announced it will be dismissing 70 of its employees in their facility in Zwijndrecht. Among the 70 employees facing dismissal there are 55 blue collar and 15 white collar workers. Redundancy are connected to the rising energy prices as well as heavy competition from companies in China, India and Russia. These issues have been ongoing for some time, and a large amount of employees have been put on temporary unemployment for some time in order to save costs. In addition to the reduction in personnel, a wage reduction was also announced.

The trade unions are critical of the decisions by the company management and refuse to accept the decisions. They fear that the remaining employees will be forced to be more flexible.



Eurofound (2022), Arlanxeo, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 107032, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107032.