Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Utrecht, Staphorst
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.74 - Retail sale of medical and orthopaedic goods in specialised stores

134 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 September 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Mediq, international supplier of medical aids and pharmaceuticals, will cut 134 jobs in the Netherlands. The implementation of the cuts will start in early 2013. While the majority of the jobs will be cut at the head office in Utrecht, two distribution centres will also be affected by centralisation.

Background for job cutsĀ is the wish to cut costs in the face of a deteriorating economic climate and falling prices of pharmaceuticals in the Netherlands. Mediq has started negotiations with the works council and the unions on a social plan.


  • 10 September 2012: Mediq
  • 11 September 2012: Het Financieele Dagblad
  • 10 September 2012: NRC Handelsblad


Eurofound (2012), Mediq, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 74119, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74119.