Location of affected unit(s)
Specialised Construction Activities
Specialised Construction Activities
43.21 - Electrical installation
New offshoring locations
Various Locations

440 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 June 2016
Employment effect (start)
17 June 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


Dorma+Kaba, specialised in security and access solutions, announced plans to cut 440 jobs by the end of 2018. According to the company, job cuts have become necessary as the company wants to save costs, streamline its organisation and thus become more competitive. Moreover, production sites are being relocated to the Far East.

The site in Ennepetal will remain the company's German headquarter and competence centre for mechanical and electronic door technology. Activities at the site in Heiligenhaus will be transferred to Bad Berka and Velbert. Redundancies are planned to be carried out as socially acceptable as possible.

The Swiss Kaba Group and the German family business Dorma merged in September 2015 to one of the top three companies in the global market. Dorma+Kaba, headquartered in Zurich (Switzerland), currently employs 16,000 staff worldwide.


  • 17 June 2016: Dorma+Kaba press release
  • 17 June 2016: Liewo


Eurofound (2016), Dorma+Kaba, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Germany, factsheet number 87859, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87859.