Type
Closure
Country
Germany
Region
Th├╝ringen; Eisenach; Kreisfreie Stadt
Location of affected unit(s)
Eisenach
Sector
Manufacturing
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

140 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 July 2019
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2019
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019

Description

The Italian automotive supplier Autotest đ░nnounced the shutdown of its production plants in Eisenach, Germany, leading to the dismissal of 140 employees. The closure of the Eisenach plant is scheduled for the end of 2019. According to the company, this step is a strategic response to a lasting orders decline. Autotest indicates that the job cuts shall be realised in a socially acceptable manner. The negotiations with workers' union started in the summer of 2019. However, in November 2019 the negotiations on a social redundancy agreement are still ongoing. The final result will have no impact on the number of job cuts.

Currently, Autotest holds four plants and employs a total of 450 workers in Germany.


Sources

  • 10 July 2019: Die Welt (www.welt.de)
  • 14 November 2019: IG Metall Eisenach ()

Citation

Eurofound (2019), Autotest, Closure in Germany, factsheet number 99118, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99118.