Internal restructuring
Baden-Württemberg; Karlsruhe; Karlsruhe
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.10 - Warehousing and storage

270 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 December 2015
Employment effect (start)
3 December 2015
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


E.G.O., a German home appliance supplier, will cut 270 jobs at its headquarter in Oberderdingen. The company has already signed a contract with its works council to secure its headquarters by investing a minimum of €36 million within the duration of the contract. Even though the company will invest in new technologies, job cuts will still occur at the site but according to the management dismissals due to operational reasons are to be avoided. Among others, the production of pipe and tubular heating elements, as well as the mixing department for hot plates will be closed by the end of 2016. The punching centre will shut down by the end of 2017.

As part of the restructuring measures the executive board the works council have negotiated a new contract for the remaining 1,750 employees. The contract includes two more working hours per week and moreover 25% of Christmas and holiday bonuses will be cut. The management hopes to secure the company's future in the medium term with these measures.

E.G.O. currently employs 1,800 staff at its headquarter in Oberderdingen and 5,900 employees worldwide.


  • 3 December 2015: Pforzheimer Zeitung Online
  • 3 December 2015: ka-news.de


Eurofound (2015), E.G.O., Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 86011, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86011.