Internal restructuring
Bayern; Oberfranken; Lichtenfels
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.10 - Postal activities under universal service obligation

138 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 May 2015
Employment effect (start)
30 June 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2015


Baur Fulfillment Solutions (BFS), subsidiary of German mail order company Baur, will cut 138 jobs in Burgkunstadt. According to the company, this step is due to the fact that a contract between BFS and Fressnapf has been cancelled by Fressnapf in June 2015. BFS previously conducted service transactions for Fressnapf, including customer contacts, storage, shipping or payment management. BFS  currently has 1,500 employees; around 4,200 employees at Baur and 3,759 employees in Upper Franconia.

Fressnapf is a German franchise company for pet food. The company was founded in 1990 in Erkelenz and later moved its headquarter to Krefeld. The company runs 1,400 stores across 12 European countries with more than 10,000 employees (called Maxi Zoo outside Germany).


  • 13 May 2015: inFranken.de
  • 13 May 2015: Neue Presse Online


Eurofound (2015), Baur Fulfillment Solutions, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 83735, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/83735.