Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Geleen and Best
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.5 - Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores

350 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
21 May 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


German DIY and garden retail chain Hornbach has announced it is to create another 350 jobs in the Netherlands. The German hardware company will open two new stores in Geelen and Best as well as a customer service centre.

According to the company the 350 new employees will be hired over the course of the year, bringing the overall number of workers up to 1,600 in the Netherlands.

The company has been established for about 18 years in the Netherlands and currently it has nine branches. In Europe, Hornbach has almost 150 stores, with almost a hundred located in Germany.


  • 22 May 2015: Het Financiele Dagblad


Eurofound (2015), Hornbach, Business expansion in Netherlands, factsheet number 83709, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83709.