EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Polskie Fabryki Porcelany Ćmielów and Chodzież

Polskie Fabryki Porcelany Ćmielów and Chodzież

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Pilski; Wielkopolskie; Polnocno-Zachodni
Location of affected unit(s): Chodzież


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
23.41 - Manufacture of ceramic household and ornamental articles

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 21-02-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 126
Planned Job Reductions max: 148
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Foreseen End Date: 30-06-2020

Additional Information

The Polish porcelain manufacturer Polskie Fabryki Porcelany Ćmielów and Chodzież announced that it will close its plant in Chodzież, cutting 126 out of the 148 jobs at the plant throughout a collective dismissal programme by the end of June 2020. According to the source, the organisation will move some production to its other two fabrics in Ćmielów and Łubiany. The decision aims to rationalise and improve the business performance of the company. Recently, the company has experienced economic difficulties associated with rising operating costs.

Polskie Fabryki Porcelany, with two subsidiaries in Ćmielów and Chodzież, is the largest porcelain manufacturer in Europe. The factory in Ćmielów has been operating since 1790, and the factory in Chodzież since 1852.