Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Abstatt, Hildesheim, Leonberg, Renningen and Schwieberdingen
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.31 - Manufacture Of Electrical And Electronic Equipment For Motor Vehicles

950 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 January 2024
Employment effect (start)
18 January 2024
Foreseen end date
30 December 2026


Automotive supplier Bosch announced in mid-January 2024 that 950 jobs will be cut in Germany by the end of 2026. The total job cuts worldwide amount to 1,200 jobs (Bosch-2023-WO).

The restructuring affects the software and electronics divisions in five locations (Abstatt, Hildesheim, Leonberg, Renningen and Schwieberdingen). The company is currently negotiating details with employee representatives. However, due to an agreement that rules out forced redundancies at its automotive sections until the end of 2027, voluntary redundancies are needed, and Bosch stated that it wants to realise job cuts in a socially acceptable manner.

The German job cuts are part of a larger restructuring process at the multinational company brought about by a weak economy and high transformation costs. Currently, Bosch is also reducing jobs in other automotive sections (Bosch-2023-DE) and in its Power Tool Division.



Eurofound (2024), Bosch, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 200810, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200810.