EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Rybnicko-jastrzebski; Slaskie; Poludniowy
Location of affected unit(s): Wodzisław Śląski


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.31 - Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment for motor vehicles

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-10-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 132
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-11-2021
Foreseen End Date: 31-01-2022

Additional Information

The automotive cable and electric systems producer KES Poland (Kabelové a elektrické systémy) is planning to dismiss up to 132 jobs throughout a collective dismissal programme at its production facility in Wodzisław Śląski. The programme is expected to be carried out between 1 November 2021 and 31 January 2022. The company produces over 1,400 types of cable harnesses for the electrical and automotive industries (such as Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini…). Shortages on the chip market and the downtime of production lines have affected the supply chain and led the company to suspend its operations at Wodzisław Śląski unit.

KES Poland was founded in Wodziław Śląski in autumn 2018.