Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Penzberg (Germany), Branford, CT (US)
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Basic Pharmaceutical Products And Pharmaceutical Preparations
21.1 - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products

170 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 April 2013
Employment effect (start)
24 May 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


Pharmaceutical company Roche recently announced its plan to close down its Applied Science Business Area by the end of 2013 in an attempt to streamline its business. The move will result in an overall headcount reduction of 170 staff. According to the company, 110 employees will be affected in Penzberg (Germany) (see Roche-DE2013) and 60 in Brandford, CT (US).

The company, which has headquarters in Basel, said that it remains committed to finding socially responsible solutions for staff affected by the redundancies. Roche currently employs more than 80,000 staff worldwide and previously announced large scale job reductions in 2010 (see Roche-WO2010).


  • 23 April 2013: Geneng News
  • 23 April 2013: Company website
  • 23 April 2013: Blick


Eurofound (2013), Roche, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 75274, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75274.