Internal restructuring
West-Nederland; Zuid-Holland; Groot-Rijnmond
Location of affected unit(s)
Krimpen aan den Ijssel; Kinderdijk
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.1 - Building of ships and boats

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 September 2022
Employment effect (start)
28 September 2022
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


Royal IHC is a Dutch shipbuilding company, located in South-Holland. They announced the dismissal 250 employees as a result of a major internal restructuring. They are not receiving enough large orders and can no longer afford to employ the same number of employees. Additionally, the company is now facing competition from Asia. With a voluntary severance package, they hope to keep forced dismissals at a minimum.

This is not the first time the company has encountered problems. In 2020, Royal IHC was saved from bankruptcy, and in 2021 around 1,000 jobs were cut worldwide. Moreover, later this year, one of the company’s two locations, Krimpen aan den IJssel, will be temporarily closed. The company is currently hoping for future orders from the Dutch Ministry of Defense.

Royal IHC currently employs 2,500 people in the Netheralands. A previous announcement was recorded in the ERM database in November 2020, with 300 job cuts (Royal IHC-2020-NL).


  • 28 September 2022: Het Financieele Dagblad (fd.nl)


Eurofound (2022), Royal IHC, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 107465, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107465.