European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Sweden, Germany, Poland
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.6 - Manufacture of irradiation, electromedical and electrotherapeutic equipment
New offshoring locations

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
65 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
5 March 2013
Employment effect (start)
1 June 2013
Foreseen end date
1 July 2014


Getinge, provider of health care equipment, systems and solutions, announced plans to cut 150 positions in an attempt to strengthen its competitiveness through regrouping staff in its production units. The company plans to relocate the production of its bath and hygiene products from Eslov (Sweden) and Meditechnik in Wetzlar (Germany) to the company’s production facility in Poznan (Poland) which will result in a workforce reduction of 150 staff, mostly in Sweden. Moreover, the company is planning to create a global innovation centre in Malmö, Sweden, leading to the creation of 65 new positions. The Getinge Group runs production sites across 9 countries and currently employs around 15,000 staff.


  • 5 March 2013: Reuters
  • 5 March 2013: Getinge Company website


Eurofound (2013), Getinge, Offshoring/Delocalisation in European Union, factsheet number 75137, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75137.