G. Siempelkamp GmbH & Co. KG announced a restructuring program intended to help strengthen the company’s competitiveness in a difficult global market environment caused by the challenges that have arisen from the current pandemic and its effects on the world economy.
“We expect a lower order volume in the U.S. and Europe in the current fiscal year. In addition, our core markets have shifted towards the Asian market in the past and coming years,” explains Dr. Martin Stark, Siempelkamp CEO. “Due to the current global development in the context of the Corona pandemic we do not see a quick recovery.”
The restructuring program focuses on organizational and process optimization as well as sales and digitalization efforts and a strengthening of the production network. In addition, there will be some changes to the personnel structure at Siempelkamp’s Krefeld, Germany location, including cutting approximately 260 jobs. Siempelkamp’s goal is to implement the job consolidation as socially acceptable as possible while working through constructive dialogue with the Works Council.
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