Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Administrative Services
Services To Buildings And Landscape Activities
Services To Buildings And Landscape Activities
81.10 - Combined facilities support activities

100 - 600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 February 2017
Employment effect (start)
13 February 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


On 13 February 2017, Techem announced to cut up to 600 jobs in Germany by 2021. Techem is a specialist in energy services for the real estate sector specialised in reading and submitting households' heating costs. The reason for these measures is  digitalisation. About 60% of readings can be done wireless, therefore less staff is necessary.

The company explained that most of the affected jobs are to be temporary agency employees and fixed-term contracts. Furthermore, Techem did not rule out compulsory redundancies. It is not clear how many of these 600 job cuts will affect Techem employees.

Techem employs 3,540 employees worldwide, about two thirds of them in Germany. The company is a subsidiary of the Australian financial investor Macquarie.


  • 13 February 2017: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (online)
  • 14 February 2017: Frankfurter Neue Presse
  • 14 February 2017: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Eurofound (2017), Techem, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 90376, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90376.