Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Paderborn (Germany) and other European locations
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles

1,800 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 January 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2013
Foreseen end date


On 22 January 2013, automotive supplier Benteler announced plans to reduce its European workforce by 1,800 employees to reduce its costs.

According to a company spokesperson, Benteler will reduce staff mainly at its purchasing and administrative units – not at its production units. Paderborn, Bentler’s largest production plant, will be most severely affected by the job reductions. No concrete numbers have been announced yet, as the company will enter discussions with employee representatives during the coming weeks.

Benteler, a family-run business with headquarters in Salzburg, Austria, currently employs around 22,000 staff and operates across 38 countries.


  • 23 January 2013: Automobil Produktion
  • 23 January 2013: Neue Westfälische Zeitung


Eurofound (2013), Benteler, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 74889, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74889.