Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Duiven, Brussum
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

131 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 December 2004
Employment effect (start)
3 January 2005
Foreseen end date
30 June 2005


BE Semiconductor Industries N.V., manufacturer of assembly equipment for the semiconductor industry, announced a restructuring of its operations. The measures will focus principally on a workforce reduction at the Dutch packaging and tooling manufacturing operations of Duiven and Brunssum. 81 employees, approximately 10% of total headcount worldwide will lose their job as part of a plan to address the current downturn in the semiconductor industry. In addition, Besi will phase out the use of approximately 50 temporary workers at the Duiven facility. A part of the restructuring will be the closing of Besi’s tooling facility in Brunssum, in the first half of 2005. The personnel terminations are expected to occur in the first quarter of 2005.


  • 14 December 2004: BESI - Press release
  • 15 December 2005: De Gelderlander


Eurofound (2004), BE Semiconductor Industries BESI, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 60948, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60948.