Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
UK, France and Poland
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.5 - Manufacture of domestic appliances

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 January 2017
Employment effect (start)
24 January 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2018


On Tuesday 24th of January, Whirlpool Corporation announced plans to restructure its Europe, Middle East and Africa manufacturing operations. Whirlpool is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of home appliances and the restructuring plan will affect around 500 workers in UK, France and Poland. The company anticipated that job cuts will be completed by 2018.

Whirlpool said that as part of the restructuring process, the dryer manufacturing production of Yale (UK) will be for UK customers only, while the Lods (Poland) plant will focus on the production of dryers for non-UK consumers.

The Amities (France) facility will cease production in 2018. The ending of production will affect 290 workers.


  • 24 January 2017: Fox Business
  • 24 January 2017: Insider Media


Eurofound (2017), Whirlpool, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 90126, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90126.