Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Czech republic, Hungary, Germany, France, Netherlands
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
46 - Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

375 - 1,450 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 November 2002
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2002
Foreseen end date
1 January 2004


Samas-Groep is an international company focusing on the European markets for office furnishing. Around 3,100 men and women are on the payroll. Samas-Groep has 20 operating companies in the Benelux area, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and several other countries as the Czech Republic and Hungary. In the last six months, 375 (11%) permanent jobs were lost. Between April 2001 and September 2002, 686 (18%) permanent jobs had already been lost.

For 2003/2004, 300 jobs will be suppressed (announced on April 2).

April 2004. In the framework of the restructuring plan announced earlier, 53 jobs will be lost in Freiburg (Germany). Part of the production of Fortschritt (221 employees) will be transferred to Scharf and MBT in Germany and to Falco in Hungary.


  • 27 April 2004: Het Financieele Dagblad
  • 2 April 2003: Eurobench
  • : Samas
  • 20 November 2002: Press Release


Eurofound (2002), Samas Groep, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 60109, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60109.