Noord-Nederland; Groningen;
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
New offshoring locations

130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 December 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Dutch photocopier and printer maker Oce NV will cut 130 jobs at its headquarters in Venlo, southern Netherlands, a company spokesperson said on 16 December 2005. Forced redundancies are not to be ruled out as part of the reorganisation. The workforce reduction will affect office personnel. Oce already cut 150 jobs in its production departments in 2003. As announced in November 2005, Oce will cut overall 500 jobs in Europe. The company employs almost 25,000 people in Europe. The workforce reduction in Europe is not connected with the plans of Oce to move 50% of its production activities to low-wage countries by the end of 2006. On 5 July 2006 Océ announced that it will continue to transfer production jobs from Venlo (Limburg) to low wage countries in the years to come. In the next two years, Océ wants to transfer 80 percent of its production outside western Europe. Dozens of jobs will be lost in Venlo but direct dismissals are not necessary. The total amount of jobs in Venlo will remain at 2,800 because new jobs will be created in the research and development divisions.


  • 5 July 2006: NRC Handelsblad


Eurofound (2005), Oce, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Netherlands, factsheet number 62715, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62715.