Internal restructuring
Nordrhein-Westfalen; Detmold; Lippe
Location of affected unit(s)
Detmold, Augustdorf
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16.22 - Manufacture Of Assembled Parquet Floors

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 December 2023
Employment effect (start)
13 December 2023
Foreseen end date


As announced on 13 December 2023, the German flooring manufacturer Windmöller will be cutting 100 jobs at it headquarters in Detmold as part of an internal restructuring.

The restructuring is a reaction to the economic situation. Massively increased costs, a high inflation rate and uncertainty among consumers make changes necessary. Measures include an optimised plant and location concept, the bundling of production capacities and organisational adjustments as well as the automation of the Detmold site. As a consequence, 100 employees will lose their jobs. The job reduction will be planned in cooperation with the works council and will be as socially acceptable as possible. There is no information on the timeframe of the restructuring available.

Windmöller currently has 3,100 employees worldwide.



Eurofound (2023), Windmöller, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 200646, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200646.