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Bosch wants to cut around 3,500 jobs in the household appliances division

2024-02-23T15:21:46.315Z

Highlights: Bosch wants to cut around 3,500 jobs in the household appliances division. In Germany, 450 jobs will be affected by the plans this year. Around 60,000 people worked at BSH worldwide, including around 17,000 in Germany. CEO Stefan Hartung: We will probably have to make do with fewer jobs in. the future. The market's momentum has diminished. Now you have to react to the weaker order situation in order to remain competitive. Bosch does not expect demand to pick up again until 2025.



As of: February 23, 2024, 4:15 p.m

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Bosch has already made red flags several times in the past few weeks: Up to 3,760 jobs are to be eliminated in the areas of automotive supply and power tools.

Now the household appliances division follows.

Munich/Gerlingen - The technology group Bosch wants to cut jobs again - this time at the household appliance division BSH.

“Based on the current business volume, BSH plans to cut around 3,500 jobs in the indirect sector globally by the end of 2027, including 1,000 this year,” a company spokeswoman announced on Friday in Munich.

In this country, 450 jobs will be affected by the plans this year.

According to the spokeswoman, the indirect area includes, among other things, administration.

Production is therefore initially not affected.

The adjustments should be implemented in a socially acceptable manner.

The Bosch household appliance division, which includes brands such as Bosch, Siemens, Gaggenau and Neff, reportedly wants to avoid operational layoffs.

A specially set up transformation unit should qualify affected employees in Germany for the internal and external job market, it said.

According to a spokeswoman, around 60,000 people worked at BSH worldwide, including around 17,000 in Germany.

According to the company, complexity and costs must be significantly reduced in order to ensure competitiveness and finance the necessary investments.

This is particularly true given the rapidly changing market situation and the persistently difficult and declining economic situation.

It is imperative to adapt the organization to the new strategy and the growth markets.

More than 7,000 jobs are now affected across the group

Recently, Bosch's plans to cut jobs in Germany were announced several times.

Up to now, up to 3,760 jobs have been up for grabs in the supplier sector and the Power Tools division.

Together with BSH Hausgeräte, the latter forms the consumer goods pillar of the group - and therefore the second largest business area.

Power Tools produces, among other things, power tools, garden tools and measurement technology.

However, inflation and economic weakness have recently caused problems for both areas.

According to preliminary business figures, in 2023 the division generated more than a fifth of Bosch's sales of 91.6 billion euros.

However, the division was the only one that recorded a significant decline in sales last year.

Bosch does not expect demand to pick up again until 2025.

Hartung: We will probably have to make do with fewer jobs in the future

At the end of 2023, Bosch had around 427,600 employees worldwide, including 133,800 in Germany.

When the preliminary figures were presented in February, CEO Stefan Hartung announced that the group would probably have to make do with fewer employees in the future.

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“Ultimately, this is about the difficult balance between economic and social responsibility,” he said.

The market's momentum has diminished.

Now you have to react to the weaker order situation in order to remain competitive.

dpa

Source: merkur

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