EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Castorama Poland

Castorama Poland

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Bydgoski; Kujawsko-Pomorskie; Polnocny
Location of affected unit(s): Bydgoszcz


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: 15-05-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-06-2019
Planned Job Creation: 150

Additional Information

The British retail chain Castorama, specialised in building materials, has announced that it will create 150 jobs at its new store in Bydgoszcz. Currently, the company is looking for customer service and logistics staff. The store is expected to be operational in June 2019.

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; it has nearly 80 stores across Poland. In 2018, the company announced two restructuring programmes: in April (300 new jobs) and July (125 new jobs). In March 2019, the company announced the creation of 145 jobs in Elbląg.