EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Elblaski; Warminsko-Mazurskie; Polnocny
Location of affected unit(s): Elbląg


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.52 - Retail sale of hardware, paints and glass in specialised stores
Group: Kingfisher

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-03-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 03-04-2019
Planned Job Creation: 145

Additional Information

The French retail chain Castorama, specialised in building materials, has announced the creation of 145 jobs at its new store in Elbląg. The store, which has an area of 11,200 m2, is expected to be opened on 3rd of April 2019.

The company has been operating in Poland since 1994; it has over 75 stores and employs almost 12,000 people across Poland. Castorama Poland is a part of the multinational company Kingfisher which has about 1,200 stores in 10 European countries. In 2018, the company announced two restructuring programmes: in April (300 new jobs) and July (125 new jobs).