EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Saar Gummi Czech

Saar Gummi Czech

Geographic Location

Country: Czechia
Region: Kralovehradecky; Severovychod
Location of affected unit(s): Červený Kostelec


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.32 - Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles
Number Employed: 1150
Group: Saar Gummi

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-03-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 180
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-04-2020
Direct Dismissals: 180

Additional Information

Saar Gummi Czech, a Germany-based manufacturer of rubber car seals, is to cut production and lay off approximately 15 per cent of the 1,150 staff, i.e. 180 employees. The redundancies will mainly affect agency workers, workers in sheltered workshops and people in a reformatory. In addition, the company will induct around 100 job reductions in other closely cooperating companies. The reason for this is a big limitation in the production at the company's customers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company is one of the largest employers in the Náchod region. Saar Gummi Czech is one of the European leaders in the manufacture of rubber car seals. The main customers of the company are Volkswagen, Ford, BMW, Daimler - Mercedes and PSA.