Business expansion
Bayern; Oberbayern; München
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Scientific Research And Development
72.1 - Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
25 August 2016
Employment effect (start)
25 August 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2016


GE Global Research, a subsidiary of US multinational conglomerate General Electric announced to create some 200 job at its new research laboratory in Garching. The laboratory has a wide range of research topics like renewable energies, fibre composites, drive technology and will focus on digitalisation in the future.

General Electric built the new laboratory to expand its capacity on its only research site in Europe. The jobs will be created till the end of 2016. Currently 250 people are working in Garching for GE Global Research and 50, 000 worldwide for General Electric.

In January 2016 General Electric announced plans to cut up to 1,700 jobs due to internal restructuring (General Electric, 2016).


  • 25 August 2016: General Electric release
  • 25 August 2016: Süddeutsche Zeitung


Eurofound (2016), General Electric Global Research , Business expansion in Germany, factsheet number 88393, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88393.