Internal restructuring
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

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 July 2004
Employment effect (start)
10 July 2004
Foreseen end date
31 July 2005


Siemens AG unit Siemens Nederland plans to cut 200 out of a total of 3,000 jobs in the Netherlands, company director W. de Leur told ANP, confirming an earlier statement from trade union CNV Metaal en elektro. The job losses come after a sharp decline in results, the union said, adding that this is mainly due to reduced investment in information and communication technology and the high cost structure within Siemens. The job losses are necessary because of the adverse economic conditions, with demand for networks and ICT systems in particular having declined. De Leur said Siemens will spread the job cuts over a year, to allow for as much natural wastage as possible. However, he said that eventually compulsory redundancies will be inevitable.


  • 10 July 2004: Eindhovens Dagblad


Eurofound (2004), Siemens, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 60574, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60574.