Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Germany (Krefeld, Ravensburg, Neuwied) and Austria (St. Pölten)
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.95 - Manufacture of machinery for paper and paperboard production

520 - 560 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 September 2013
Employment effect (start)
13 September 2013
Foreseen end date
30 September 2014


German industrial machinery supplier for the paper industry Voith Paper is to cut 520 jobs until September 2014 in an attempt to reduce costs.

In total, Voith plans to cut 270 jobs in Germany, including 210 positions in Krefeld (North Rhine-Westphalia), 50 positions in Ravensburg (Baden-Württemberg), 10 positions in Neuwied (Rhineland-Palatinate). The restructuring plan also includes job reduction measures in Austria (250 -290 jobs).

The job reduction measures are due to the decreasing demand in Europe and China.

The company has already informed the works council committees and its employees about these measures and is going to initiate discussions with workers’ representatives on the implementation of the job cuts shortly.

In 2012, Voith had already announced a large restructuring plan for Germany and Austria (see Factsheet) that largely has been implemented as to date.


  • 13 September 2013: Handelsblatt
  • 13 September 2013: Voith (Press release)


Eurofound (2013), Voith, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 75869, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75869.