EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Lithuania
Region: Kauno apskritis; Lietuva
Location of affected unit(s): Kaunas


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
23.61 - Manufacture of concrete products for construction purposes
Number Employed: 167
Group: Consolis

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-01-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 140
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 06-03-2020
Direct Dismissals: 140

Additional Information

Betonika, one of the largest manufacturers of prefabricated concrete elements in Europe, is to dismiss 140 employees in Kaunas. On 15 January 2020, the company announced that it was closing its factory in Kaunas. The main causes of the closure were low demand for the company‘s production and high operating costs. It was decided to concentrate production in another factory in Trakai. However, the company did not mention the number of employees affected.

On 6 March 2020, it was reported by the Lithuanian Employment Service that Betonika will lay off 140 employees. Currently the company employs 167 employees in Kaunas. The company did not mention if the remainder 27 employees will be dismissed at a later stage or will be transferred to another factory in Trakai. The company owned two factories in Lithuania, one in Vilnius and the other in Trakai.

The Consolis group is one of the leading industrial groups providing precast concrete structures for the transportation, utilities and building sectors. It has more than 11,000 employees in 21 countries.