Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities
Other Professional, Scientific And Technical Activities
74 - Other professional, scientific and technical activities

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 November 2019
Employment effect (start)
15 November 2019
Foreseen end date
31 December 2020


Bilfinger, a leading German industrial service provider, announced 200 job cuts in 2020. The reduction will affect 110 positions in the administration, IT, management and board divisions, in the headquarter of the company, in Mannheim. A further 90 redundancies will impact smaller units across the country. The measurement is motivated by complexity reduction and optimisation concerns and is expected to cost about €80 million in 2019 and 2020, but shall save €40 million in costs per year from 2021 onwards. No direct dismissals are foreseen and a social plan is currently being negotiated.  



Eurofound (2019), Bifinger, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 99107, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99107.