Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Belgium, Europe
Manufacturing Of Furniture And Other Manufacturing
Other Manufacturing
32.50 - Manufacture of medical and dental instruments and supplies

210 - 260 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 October 2014
Employment effect (start)
23 October 2014
Foreseen end date
31 March 2016


Terumo Europe, the European wing of the Japanese medical devices group Terumo, has announced in October 2014 plans for internal restructuring and business re-orientation of its Hospital and Laboratory Business Unit. This may result in 260 job losses across its European workforce, which currently comprises 1,200 employees. 210 of the foreseen job cuts will occur in Belgium where 770 people are currently employed by the company. The job cuts are to be be implemented by March 2016. The ERM has reported on the Belgian job losses here. The decision to implement internal restructuring measures was motivated by changed market dynamics and increased pressures arising from healthcare reforms, growing production costs and competition from other low-wage countries.  


  • 23 October 2014: Company press release
  • 23 October 2014: De Standaard


Eurofound (2014), Terumo Europe, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 77907, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77907.