EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Torunsko-wloclawski; Kujawsko-Pomorskie; Polnocny
Location of affected unit(s): Włocławek


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.5 - Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-02-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 26-02-2020
Planned Job Creation: 110

Additional Information

The British chain Castorama, specialised in the retail of building materials, announced that it will create 110 jobs at its new store in Włocławek, Poland. The store, located on 7,300 square meters, has been launched in late February 2020.

Castorama Poland is a part of the multinational company Kingfisher which has about 1,200 stores in 10 European countries. The company has been operating in Poland since 1994, and it has 80 stores across the country. In 2018, the company announced two expansions: in April (300 new jobs) and July (125 new jobs). In 2019, Castorama announced two business expansions: in March (145 jobs in Elbląg) and May (150 jobs in Bydgoszcz).