Internal restructuring
Vlaams Gewest; Prov. Vlaams Brabant; Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
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

82 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 April 2004
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Sony's management announced they will cut 110 jobs in Belgium, out of a workforce of 840. The affected staff are engineers working for Sony Europe in Zaventem, where 450 staff are located. The job cuts will take place in the Visual Products and NetServices divisions. The first will be transferred in Basingstoke (UK), the latter will be stopped. This move is part of the European restructuring of Sony. On 22 June 2004, unions sources declared they did not approve the social plan put forward by management. On 23 July 2004, after negotiations with unions, the number of redundancies has been brought down to 82.


  • 23 July 2004: Les Echos
  • 16 April 2004: Les Echos
  • 9 April 2004: Les Echos
  • 22 June 2004: Les Echos


Eurofound (2004), Sony, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 60306, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60306.