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

160 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
18 January 2018
Foreseen end date


Mitec Automotive, manufacturer of parts for motor engines and vehicles based in Eisenach, announced it will cut 160 jobs (120 permanent employees and 40 temporary employees) due to internal restructuring. According to Mitec, the cuts are a response to changes in market demand. Job reductions will be implemented across Mitec's sites in Germany, however, a detailed plan is not yet made public. In the meanwhile, management and employee representatives have agreed a socially acceptable plan, which includes a voluntary programme that aims to find Mitec Automotive employees new jobs.

Mitec Automotive employs approximately 1,000 people, mostly in Eisenach but also in China and the US. 


  • 17 January 2018: Süddeutsche Zeitung (Online)
  • 18 January 2018: Thüringer Allgemeine (online)


Eurofound (2018), Mitec Automotive, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 93163, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93163.