Internal restructuring
Dunantul; Kozep-Dunantul; Komarom-Esztergom
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

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


In April 2009, it was reported that Kirchhoff Hungária had reduced its workforce by 100 out of 300 in its plant in Esztergom in January. This is the consequence of the reduction of the number shifts three to two per day.

The media found out about it because it was made public that the company received HUF 83 million (€307,500) of governmental subsidies from the workplace conservation programme by the National Employment Foundation. Thanks to this subsidy, the work of the remaining 200 employees is secured for at least one year and the company can avoid the introduction of a four day work week.Kirchhoff, whose Hungarian plant was expanded in 2007, manufactures metal parts for Suzuki Swift and SX4, both manufactured in the same city.

The Hungarian plant is part of Kirchhoff Automotive GmbH a family owned car industry supplier working for many major car manufacturer headquartered in Iserlohn (Germany).


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Eurofound (2009), Kirchhoff, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 69638, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/69638.