EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Romania
Region: Cluj; Nord-Vest
Location of affected unit(s): Cluj Napoca


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28.41 - Manufacture of metal forming machinery
Number Employed: 180
Group: Napomar

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-04-2022
Planned Job Reductions min: 180
Planned Job Reductions max: 180
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 19-04-2022
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2022
Direct Dismissals: 180

Additional Information

Napomar, a Romanian producer of small and medium size grinding machines, will close its production plant in Cluj-Napoca (Cluj County). The factory closure will affect 180 employees. The company will put all equipment and machinery up for sale. Napomar was established in 1973. In 2001, the company established a joint venture with the Spanish Danobat Group.

The company's main customers have been Emerson Industrial Group, the Danobat Group and US General Electric. The decision regarding the closing of the company has been taken by the majority shareholder, SIF Banat – Crișana (a financial investment company).

The management of the company did not make any public statement regarding the reasons for the restructuring and closing the plant. However, between 2016 and 2020 the company has accumulated losses of around € 2.5 million. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to have led to a loss of clients and demand for the products of the company.