Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Limburg, Bergen op Zoom, Raamsdonksveer, Amsterdam, Enkhuizen
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20.1 - Manufacture of basic chemicals, fertilisers and nitrogen compounds, plastics and synthetic rubber in primary forms

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


On 18th April 2013 Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC), a Saudi Arabian company in the petrochemical sector, announced its plan to cut 420 jobs in the Netherlands, as part of a European restructuring plan which will result in the loss of 1,050 jobs (see ABIC-EU2013). The redundancies are attributed to low market demand, the increasing competition from Asia and the use of new energy sources in the US. Most of the jobs (300) will be cut in the southeastern part of the country. Earlier in 2013 there was an unsuccessful strike for an improved social plan at Sabic.


  • 19 April 2013: Het Financieele Dagblad
  • 19 April 2013: De Volkskrant


Eurofound (2013), Saudi Basic Industries - NL, Internal restructuring in Netherlands, factsheet number 75328, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75328.