Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

8,100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 February 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2008
Foreseen end date


BMW, one of the leading world car makers, has announced that it is to cut 8,100 jobs. The job cuts should mainly affect the company’s plants located in Germany (the plan envisages 7,500 job cuts in the German BMW plants). The company has announced this reorganisation plan in order to increase the productivity of its plants and, consequently, to improve the margins of profit.

BMW group, with its three brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, is one of the leading world car makers. It has 106,575 employees in the world of whom 98,505 work in the car division. As of February 2008, there is no information on when the job cuts will be implemented by.


  • 28 February 2008: Il Sole 24 Ore


Eurofound (2008), BMW, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 66373, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66373.