Noord-Nederland; Groningen; Overig Groningen
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.14 - Manufacture Of Glass Fibres

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 September 2023
Employment effect (start)
28 September 2023
Foreseen end date
31 December 2023


Electric Glass Fiber NL, a Dutch electric glass fiber factory located in Westerbroek, Groningen, the Netherlands, has filed for bankruptcy, and announced the subsequent dismissal of its 300 employees.

All 300 employees will lose their job, reportedly by direct dismissal, including 50 temporary workers. Electric Glass Fiber NL is a subsidiary of Nippon Electric Glass, a Japanese company, which was no longer able to bear the losses of Electric Glass Fiber NL. The rising energy prices have played an important part leading up to the bankruptcy, as well as a declining demand from the automotive sector, for which the factory’s optical fiber was mostly used. Despite an earlier reorganisation, losses for the factory continued to rise, eventually leading up to this bankruptcy. The curator is investigating the possibility of a restart. So far, there are no interested parties.


  • 28 September 2023: Het Financieele Dagblad (fd.nl)


Eurofound (2023), Electric Glass Fiber NL, Bankruptcy in Netherlands, factsheet number 200350, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200350.