Internal restructuring
Ringkøbing amt;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.12 - Manufacture of fluid power equipment

90 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 September 2019
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2019
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


Danish Wind turbine giant Vestas launches a round of redundancies, which will result in 590 jobs lost in Denmark and Germany. According to the company, this is done to meet new production needs. The dismissals will hit two of the Vestas Group's factories, which are responsible for the European production of blades for the V136 mill. At the blade factory in Lem in Western Jutland, Vestas shuts down this blade type production completely. This means that 90 employees at the Danish factory were dismissed, which corresponds to 12% of the workforce at the factory. The remaining 500 redundancies hit the factory in German Lauchhammer, where Vestas is also severely reducing the production of blades for the V136 mill. This corresponds to approximately half the workforce.

The unions and the management at Lem will now try to find ways to mitigate the effects of the redundancies for the employees.


  • 27 September 2019: News release from Vestas Wind Systems (www.vestas.com)
  • 27 September 2019: Borsen.dk (borsen.dk)


Eurofound (2019), Vestas, Internal restructuring in Denmark, factsheet number 98872, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98872.