Internal restructuring
Nordrhein-Westfalen; Detmold; Bielefeld
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 November 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


The German subsidiary of the Spanish car supplier Gestamp will cut 200  positions at its plant in Bielefeld, according to trade union IG Metall. The plant produces components for car bodies and chassis and is affected by the current transformations and difficulties in the car industry. Gestamp and IG Metall settled a collective agreement on the future of the plant some years ago, according to which no jobs shall be shed until 2021. However, the management and the union have recently started negotiations concerning contractual changes and job reductions. According to the union representatives, currently, the priority is to save the plant from closure. There is no certain redundancy plat yet, but the restructuring is expected to take place by late 2021.  


  • 25 November 2019: Neue Westfälische (www.nw.de)
  • 30 November 2019: Neue Westfälische (online) (www.nw.de)


Eurofound (2019), Gestamp, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 99459, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99459.