Internal restructuring
Hessen; Kassel; Kassel
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Land Transport And Transport Via Pipelines
49.31 - Urban and suburban passenger land transport

300 - 350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 August 2017
Employment effect (start)
7 August 2017
Foreseen end date


The transport and service provider KVV (Kasseler Verkehrs- und Versorgungs-GmbH) based in Kassel, announced on 7 August 2017 that it will cut 300 to 350 jobs as part of its restructuring programme ‘KVV 2022 – Fit für die Zukunft’. The job reductions are expected to save €27 million annually, which equals 10% of the organisation's total annual costs.

Within the next five years, 200 employees will retire and will not be replaced. To achieve the company's goals, the company’s chairman does not want to preclude operational terminations. The United Services Union (ver.di), however, reminded him that the currently applicable collective bargaining agreement excludes operational terminations until 2022.

As part of a possible solution, the works council proposed to reduce the company’s debt by increasing sales, additional funding by the city of Kassel as well as early and partial retirement programmes.

Currently KVV has 1,900 employees.


  • 22 August 2017: HNA Online
  • 9 August 2017: energate messenger (online)


Eurofound (2017), Kasseler Verkehrs- und Versorgungs-GmbH, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 91822, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91822.