Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
UK, the Netherlands
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

1,050 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 April 2013
Employment effect (start)
19 April 2013
Foreseen end date


Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC), a Saudi Arabian company in the petrochemical sector, is to cut 1,050 jobs in its European operations. The job redundancies are attributed to low market demand. Around 700 job cuts will affect employees and the remainder concern agency contracted staff. The company has already initiated consultations with the trade unions and the work councils. 

To date, there is no specific information on which European countries will be affected by the restructuring and the timeline (information is available for the UK and the Netherlands). For previously announced restructurings see SABIC-UK2008, SABIC-FR2007 and SABIC-DE2005.


  • 18 April 2013: Blomberg
  • 18 April 2013: Reuters


Eurofound (2013), Saudi Basic Industries, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 75271, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75271.