Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.6 - Manufacture of irradiation, electromedical and electrotherapeutic equipment

900 - 1,200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 December 2011
Employment effect (start)
21 December 2011
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


In December 2011, German electronics and electrical engineering firm Siemens announced to cut 6 to 8 per cent of its global healthcare workforce. The cuts imply that between 900 and 1200 jobs will be lost out of a worldwide workforce of 15,000.

Growth in the diagnostics business area has been slowing down and Siemens has decided to stop making the next generation of linear accelerators, which generate X-rays. More than 100 employees will be affected by this change alone, and these will be transferred to other businesses, according to Siemens' healthcare division finance director Michael Sen.

More than 400 jobs will be lost in Germany alone (see FS 19565).


  • 21 December 2011: Market Watch/Wall Street Journal
  • 21 December 2011: Reuters


Eurofound (2011), Siemens, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 73258, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73258.