Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Denmark and 59 countries worldwide
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Architectural And Engineering Activities; Technical Testing And Analysis
71.12 - Engineering activities and related technical consultancy

500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 January 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2020
Foreseen end date


The Danish multinational company FLSmidth cuts the number of employees by about 500. FLSmidth provides global cement and mineral industries with factories, machinery, services and know-how. According to the management, the reason for the cuts is industry restraint and delays of large capital investment in the global market.

The Group has a total of 11,400 employees in 60 countries. About 80 of the affected employees are affiliated to the head office in Valby, in the municiplality of Copenhagen, Denmark, while the remaining 420 are distributed at regional offices around the world.

There is no information about a foreseen end date for the reorganisation yet.



Eurofound (2020), FLSmidth, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 99841, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99841.