Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Switzerland, Austria, United Kingdom
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Basic Pharmaceutical Products And Pharmaceutical Preparations
21 - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations

700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 March 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2010
Foreseen end date


Pharmaceutical group Sanofi-Aventis is to reorganize its European operations and cut up to 700 jobs by reducing its number of European subsidiaries from 30 to 10. The restructuring will affect Portugal (140 job losses), Germany (277 job losses), Belgium (87 job losses) and the Netherlands (70 job losses). Plants in Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Switzerland, Austria, and United Kingdom are also affected. Sanofi-Aventis plans to implement the restructuring gradually throughout Europe. There is no information on when the job losses will be implemented by.


  • 8 March 2011: La Tribune


Eurofound (2011), sanofi-aventis, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 71687, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71687.