Internal restructuring
Zuid-Nederland; Noord-Brabant;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

350 - 665 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 December 2002
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2002
Foreseen end date
1 July 2003


ASML is a world leader in the manufacture of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry. ASML’s corporate headquarters is in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.

A firt wave of job suppression was announced in december 2002 (350 jobs). Another suppression was announced on July 2003, involving 550 more jobs worldwide whereof some 400 in the Netherlands.

February 2004. ASML Holding NV (ASML) announced the implementation in the Netherlands segment of its restructuring plan in March, after reaching an agreement with the company’s works council. This restructuring plan was already announced in July 2003. As the situation is better than foreseen, not 400 but 305 jobs are to be shed in the Netherlands, consisting of contractors (some 200) and full time employees (some 100). This is approximately 11 percent of the total Dutch work force and approximately 6 percent of the global ASML work force. In December 31, 2003, ASML employed 5,059 people worldwide, with 2,711 people based in the Netherlands.


  • 18 December 2002: De Telegraaf
  • 18 December 2002: De Volkskrant
  • 20 February 2004: ASML - Press releases
  • 16 July 2003: De Telegraaf


Eurofound (2002), ASM Lithography (ASML) NL, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 60183, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60183.