Internal restructuring
RĂ©gion Bruxelles-Capitale / Brussels Hoofdstedelijke Gewest;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.2 - Other postal and courier activities

450 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
150 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
6 April 2004
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


According to Union sources, DHL will suppress 450 jobs out of 900 in Diegem. This is part of a restructuring between the DHL centres of Bonn and Brussels. Brussels is to become the European centre of DHL, while Bonn would become the world centre. There would be 173 direct dismissals, 177 people would be transferred to Bonn and 98 would be transferred elsewhere. 150 people from Bonn could be transferred in Brussels. Management stated that it could not comment what was said in the works council.


  • 6 April 2004: Le Soir
  • 6 April 2004: Les Echos


Eurofound (2004), DHL, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 60310, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60310.