Internal restructuring
Vlaams Gewest; Prov. Vlaams Brabant;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacturing Of Furniture And Other Manufacturing
Other Manufacturing
32.50 - Manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies

210 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 October 2014
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 March 2016


Terumo Europe, the European part of the Japanese medical devices group Terumo, is going to cut 210 jobs at its headquarters in Haasrode, Leuven. The jobs of 94 white-collar workers, 70 blue-collar workers and 46 staff members are threatened. The employees all work in the department ‘Hospital and Laboratory’, producing needles and tubes for blood collection.

Reforms in the health sector, raising production costs and increasing competition from low-wage countries are mentioned as the causes for the restructuring. If the intended plan would be implemented, 260 employees could be impacted in Europe by March 2016, on a total of approximately 1,200 today (including thus the 210 employees in Belgium). 

The company is committed to comply with all legal regulations and has started the information and consultation process with employee representatives, as foreseen by the law on collective dismissals.


  • 23 October 2014: Terumo (Press Release)
  • 23 October 2014: De Standaard


Eurofound (2014), Terumo, Internal restructuring in Belgium, factsheet number 77807, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77807.