Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture Of Parts And Accessories For Motor Vehicles

10,000 - 12,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 January 2024
Employment effect (start)
17 January 2024
Foreseen end date
31 December 2029


The German automotive supplier ZF Friedrichhafen AG is planning to cut approximately 12,000 jobs in Germany until 2030 due to internal restructuring, as announced on 17 January 2024. The ZF Board of Management presented the figures to the works councils before Christmas. This information has now been passed on to the employees, with 10,000 jobs to be lost by 2028. The company did not comment on the figures mentioned but explained that it could understand the employees' concerns and that the order situation looked poor. The automotive industry has been in crisis for some time and production has been declining since 2018.

Management intends to start negotiations with employee representatives soon.

ZF has 50,000 employees in Germany.



Eurofound (2024), ZF Friedrichhafen, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 200700, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200700.