West-Nederland; Noord-Holland; Groot-Amsterdam
Location of affected unit(s)
Amsterdam, various locations
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.54 - Retail Sale Of Electrical Household Appliances In Specialised Stores

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 September 2023
Employment effect (start)
21 September 2023
Foreseen end date
31 December 2023


BCC, a Dutch consumer electronics company with headquarters in Amsterdam, is filing for bankruptcy. As a result, all 1000 employees will lose their job, reportedly by direct dismissal.

The reasons behind the bankruptcy of BCC are the losses the company has been making for years, especially due to rising competition. It is possible that the affected jobs could be partly preserved if the trustees achieve a relaunch. The Employee Insurance Agency UWV will take over the salaries of all employees for a limited amount of time, up to a maximum of EUR 7750 per month.

BCC had more than 50 shops in the Netherlands and a webshop, and was one of the largest electronics retailers in the country.



Eurofound (2023), BCC, Bankruptcy in Netherlands, factsheet number 200325, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200325.