Internal restructuring
Vlaams Gewest; Prov. Antwerpen; Arr. Antwerpen
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20.59 - Manufacture of other chemical products n.e.c.

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 October 2008
Employment effect (start)
31 October 2008
Foreseen end date
31 December 2010


Agfa-Gevaert develops digital imaging systems and IT solutions for the industry and the healthcare sector. Agfa's headquarters are located in Mortsel, Antwerp in Belgium. The company announced mid-October that necessary savings were to be made, resulting with the loss of 300 jobs before the end of 2010. The graphics' unit will be mainly concerned while the materials' unit will lose 196 jobs and the healthcare unit will lose 25 jobs. The group intends to realise a global saving plan with a decrease in the production and administration costs in order to save around 120 millions of Euros and to improve its competitive position on the market.


  • 15 October 2008: Le Soir
  • 15 October 2008: L'Echo
  • 14 October 2008: Gazet van Antwerpen
  • 15 October 2008: La Libre Belgique


Eurofound (2008), Agfa-Gevaert, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 67282, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67282.