Internal restructuring
Ringkøbing amt;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials

180 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 September 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2008
Foreseen end date
30 April 2009


Danish windows manufacturer, Rationel Vinduer, has been through two rounds of lay-offs due to a declining market in mainly England and Ireland. The first came in September 2008 in Struer, Jutland, where 70 were dismissed. The second already followed end of November when the factory in Struer was closed and further 110 were made redundant. The management foresee more problems in 2009. Therefore it has with the acceptance of the employees introduced work-sharing for a period of max 13 weeks. It means that the employees work one week and receive unemployment benefit the next. During the term of notice the efforts of the management, the trade union and the local job centre have succeeded in finding jobs for 40 employees. There are 467 employees left in Sdr. Felding.


  • 23 September 2008: Lemvig Folkeblad
  • 18 December 2008: Jyllands-Posten


Eurofound (2008), Rationel Vinduer, Internal restructuring in Denmark, factsheet number 68033, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68033.