Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Valby, Denmark; Bethlehem, USA; Chennai, India
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Architectural And Engineering Activities; Technical Testing And Analysis
71.1 - Architectural and engineering activities and related technical consultancy

600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 January 2009
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2009
Foreseen end date


Against the backdrop of a global economic downturn, the Denmark-based engineering company FLSmidth plans to cut 600 jobs worldwide (accounting for 6% of the workforce) in order to create the necessary flexibility and be better prepared for future uncertainties in the markets. This was announced to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority on 19 January 2009. The reduction in workforce is expected to primarily affect FLSmidth's three project centres in Valby, (Denmark), Bethlehem (US) and, to a very limited extent, Chennai, India. Statutory national negotiations will be initiated with the relevant labour market organisations. FLSmidth expects that the downsizing of its workforce will have 'a limited positive effect on the earnings for 2009 and a full impact in 2010'.


  • 19 January 2009: politiken.dk


Eurofound (2009), FLSmidth, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 67919, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67919.