Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Drunen, Raamsdonksveer
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.42 - Aluminium production

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 October 2005
Employment effect (start)
13 October 2005
Foreseen end date
30 April 2007


U.S. aluminium producer Alcoa will cut 100 of the total 600 jobs at its plant in Drunen. The company will also sell its production site in Raamsdonksveer, southern Netherlands. The spokesperson did not say when the plant will be sold and who are the interested parties.

The spokesperson attributed Alcoa's measures to the increasing competition, overcapacity at the plants and high energy and raw material costs. The company will work out a social plan for the employees in Drunen. Forced lay-offs are not excluded and their number will reach maximum 50 to 60 in the coming year and a half. Trade union CNV Metaal en Elektro said that it would assist the redundant employees in finding a new job. Alcoa has currently 1,200 employees at its four plants in the Netherlands.


  • 13 October 2005: Eurobench


Eurofound (2005), Alcoa, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 62745, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62745.