European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Göppingen, Nüremberg (Germany); Györ (Hungary)
Manufacturing Of Furniture And Other Manufacturing
Other Manufacturing
32.4 - Manufacture of games and toys

370 - 400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 August 2009
Employment effect (start)
2 March 2009
Foreseen end date


On 24 August 2009, model railway set manufacturer Märklin stated it has cut 370 jobs throughout the EU. First news of job cuts occurred in March 2009 when the preliminary insolvency administrator Pluta was named to take over the case. He told the press that around 400 out of 1,417 jobs are to be cut. Detailed plans foresaw job cuts at the following sites: 166 jobs out of 651 jobs in Göppingen, 180 out of 520 jobs at the Hungarian sites in Györ, 51 out of 58 jobs in Nüremberg. Back in March, talks with the works' council were to be held. The August news confirms that restructuring at Märklin is being realised. Details on the employment effect timeline are not available as of 31 August 2009.


  • 18 March 2009: Financial Times Deutschland
  • 24 August 2009: Handelsblatt


Eurofound (2009), Märklin, Bankruptcy in European Union, factsheet number 69462, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69462.