Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35.11 - Production of electricity

700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 January 2015
Employment effect (start)
27 January 2015
Foreseen end date
30 June 2015


SMA Solar Technology will cut 1,300 out of a total workforce of 4,700 jobs in Germany by 30 June 2015 after reporting a decline in sales in 2014. The company posted a loss of 115 million euros in 2014. The current job cuts come on top of those reported last year (see SMA Solar 2014). Another 300 jobs will be cut outside Germany.

SMA is headquartered in north of Hesse, Niestetal. It is a Germany manufacturer of components for photovoltaic systems with mains feed-grid power supply and backup operations.


  • 27 January 2015: IWR Online
  • 28 January 2015: Handelsblatt
  • 27 January 2015: Stuttgarter Zeitung
  • 28 January 2015: Frankfurter Allegemeine


Eurofound (2015), SMA Solar Technology, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 78233, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/78233.