Internal restructuring
Sud; Arges;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

800 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 March 2017
Employment effect (start)
27 March 2017
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


Draxlmaier Romania, a manufacturer of motor vehicle components and part of the German group Draxlmaier, has announced the collective dismissal of 800 people. The job cuts will be implemented in 2017 and will affect the plant in Pitesti, which is the oldest plant owned by the company in Romania. While the production is to be discontinued, the company intends to keep its employees in the engineering and IT development unit. The plant has a total employee base of 5,500.

According to the company management, the job reduction is due to the decrease of orders for products whose life cycle comes to an end and the decision of a major client in the automotive sector to move its production to Mexico. 

The president of the National Trade Union (Bloc)/Blocul National Sindical announced that the union is committed to find solutions. These entail the provision of a support package, assistance to dismissed workers in finding alternative employment and financial compensation in accordance with the collective agreement. The affected employees will receive from 10 to 12 redundancy payments, depending on the seniority in the company.

In 2017, the Romanian subsidiary of the German company will invest about 150 million Euro in the expansion of the production units in Hunedoara and Brasov.

Draxlmaier is an international automotive supplier with a total workforce of around 55,000 people in 20 different countries. 


  • 27 March 2017: epitesti.ro
  • 27 March 2017: Hotnews.ro
  • 27 March 2017: adevarul.ro
  • 27 March 2017: mediafax.ro


Eurofound (2017), Draxlmaier Romania, Internal restructuring in Romania, factsheet number 90613, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/90613.