Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Denmark, other countries
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Architectural And Engineering Activities; Technical Testing And Analysis
71.11 - Architectural activities

1,100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 August 2013
Employment effect (start)
23 August 2013
Foreseen end date
23 April 2015


Danish engineering group FLSmidth announced its plans to reduce its global workforce by 1,100 positions in an attempt to cut costs. The restructuring will also result in the closure of 20 of the company’s sites across the world.

As announced, the restructuring programme will be carried out over a period of 18 months and will result in a 7 pc reduction in the company’s workforce, as well as a 10 pc reduction in company sites.

In Denmark, the company is planning to reduce its workforce by 270 staff. More detailed information on where the remainder of the job cuts will take place has yet to be published.

FLSmidth currently employs around 16,000 staff across more than 50 countries. For previously reported restructuring events see FLSmidth-WO2009a and FLSmidth-WO2009b.


  • 23 August 2013: Fagbladet
  • 23 August 2013: FLSmidth (Financial Report)
  • 23 August 2013: Reuters


Eurofound (2013), FLSmidth, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 76297, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76297.