EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Czechia
Region: Moravskoslezsky; Moravskoslezsko
Location of affected unit(s): Kopřivnice


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29 - Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers
Number Employed: 4400

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-07-2008
Planned Job Reductions min: 1400
Planned Job Reductions max: 1400
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 24-07-2008
Foreseen End Date: 31-03-2009

Additional Information

The Czech vehicle manufacturer Tatra has announced a wide cost-reduction plan resulting in a total of 1,400 job losses at the Kopřivnice plant due to the global financial crisis and the fall in customer orders. The company has already dismissed 500 employees in 2008 and the remaining 900 workers (instead of 320 workers that were previously reported) are leaving the plant by the end of March 2009. It was reported that the total number of staff employed at the plant before the restructuring was approximately 4,400.