Internal restructuring
Vlaams Gewest;
Location of affected unit(s)
Sint-Niklaas, Gent
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Textiles
13.93 - Manufacture of carpets and rugs
European Globalisation Fund (EGF)
Year: 2009, Case number: 4

200 - 215 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 September 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


Domo, a carpet manufacturer is to cut 200 jobs on its plants of Sint-Niklaas and Gent (Flemish region). In total, Domo employs 1350 people in Belgium. The management explained that the plan to restructure the company is the consequence of the decrease in the demand for carpets in Western Europe. This internal restructuring follows other closures and restructuring that concerned other textile manufacturers in the Flemish region. The reasons of these numerous restructuring processes are the intense foreign competition and the increase of the manufacturing and employment costs.

For more information, see EIRO report.

As reported, Belgium has applied for assistance from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF).



Eurofound (2008), Domo, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 67149, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67149.