Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 October 2014
Employment effect (start)
14 October 2014
Foreseen end date
31 October 2015


Agilent Technologies, an American-based multi-national technology company, announced on 14 October 2014 its plans to terminate its operations in the area of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), which will lead to 300 job losses within the next twelve months. It is envisaged that up to 100 job losses will take place in Norfolk, UK, and 80 at the company’s headquarters in Santa Clara, California,  with the rest spread across company locations worldwide. The decision to terminate this area of business operations has been taken as a result of continued shortfalls in growth and profitability since the group entered the NMR business in 2010 following the acquisition of another company. In 2013, Agilent had 20,600 employees and operated in more than 100 countries. The ERM reported on previous internal restructuring cases at Agilent in 2003.


  • 14 October 2014: Seeking Alpha
  • 23 October 2014: Chemistry World
  • 17 October 2014: QMed


Eurofound (2014), Agilent Technologies, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 77905, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77905.