Internal restructuring
Sønderjyllands amt;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28 - Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
European Globalisation Fund (EGF)
Year: 2009, Case number: 15

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 February 2009
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2009
Foreseen end date
30 June 2009


Danfoss, a Danish-based global producer of compressors and condensing units for refrigerators and light commercial applications, has announced a second round of restructuring which involves 300 job losses at the headquarters in Nordborg (South Denmark). 200 jobs will be achieved through direct dismissals and 100 through natural wastage. Last October the company announced 350 job losses in Denmark. The management explained at the press conference that a significant slowdown in the economy in the last quarter of 2008 had made the redundancies necessary. Danfoss and the local unions will agree a set of measures to help redundant workers to find new jobs or re-train. The job losses in Denmark are part of a large restructuring plan that will result in the loss of 850 jobs worldwide.

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


  • 25 February 2009: Business.dk
  • 25 February 2009: Ritzaus Bureau


Eurofound (2009), Danfoss, Internal restructuring in Denmark, factsheet number 68802, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68802.