Internal restructuring
Bayern; Oberbayern; Rosenheim
Location of affected unit(s)
Rosenheim, Rohrdorf
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.32 - Manufacture of other electronic and electric wires and cables

280 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 December 2016
Employment effect (start)
10 December 2016
Foreseen end date
30 June 2017


On 10 December 2016, German mobile communications manufacturer Kathrein announced 160 job cuts in Rosenheim as the company seeks to optimise its cost and organisational structure. At the same time, the company also seeks to access new markets abroad and to branch out into new business fields.The job cuts will be implemented within the following months.

These plans are in addition to 300 jobs cuts at the company's headquarters in Rosenheim, first announced in September 2015, and the closure in Nördlingen (Kathrein, 2015).

Kathrein was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Rosenheim. Currently, about 9,000 employees are working for Kathrein worldwide.


On 4 May 2017, Kathrein announced that the figure of the planned 160 job cuts will be increased to 280 but the company ruled out compulsory redundancies. Kathrein wants to implement the job cuts through a voluntary programme. Besides Rosenheim the nearby site in Rohrdorf is also affected by the job reduction measures. 


  • 12 December 2016: Rosenheim24.de
  • 10 December 2016: Oberbayrisches Volksblatt
  • 4 May 2017: Süddeutsche Zeitung


Eurofound (2016), Kathrein, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 89436, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89436.