Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Paderborn, Dinslaken, Lingen und Bottrop
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.1 - Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys

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


Benteler Steel/Tube, a leading steel manufacturer of seamless tubes for the automotive industry, announced 600 job cuts in Germany by 2022 due to the global restructuring of the automotive sector. Five plants will be affected - two plants in Paderborn, Dinslaken, Bottrop and Lingen.

The announcement took the trade union IG Metall by surprise because the workers are covered by a collective agreement, settling that no jobs will be cut until the end of 2021. The management explained that the company has to react to the market changes for securing most of the 4,000 jobs in Germany. According to the union, however, the company breaches the collective agreement. Currently, the negotiations between both sides are ongoing.

The German Benteler Steel/Tube's headquarter is located in Paderborn. However, strategic decisions are taken by the directorate in Benteler International centre, placed in Salzburg, Austria. 



Eurofound (2019), Benteler Steel/Tube, Internal restructuring in Germany, factsheet number 99460, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99460.