Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Germany, India
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

1,400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 September 2016
Employment effect (start)
23 September 2016
Foreseen end date


MAN SE, Volkswagen’s truck making division, plans to cut 1,400 jobs as part of a cost saving drive, of which around 1,000 will fall in Germany. It is hoped the cuts will boost profit by around $500 million (EUR 450 million). Operations in Hamburg will change from manufacturing to services, with operations for manufacturing moved to Oberhausen and Bengaluru, India. This is part of a broader drive to reduce spending in the wake of the diesel-emission scandal, as well as diversification into electric and digital technologies across its brand. MAN’s truck unit is one of the less profitable arms of the brand, especially given contractions in the oil and freight industries.


  • 23 September 2016: Bloomberg
  • 23 September 2016: Fortune


Eurofound (2016), MAN SE, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 88809, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88809.