EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Opolski; Opolskie; Poludniowo-Zachodni
Location of affected unit(s): Radzikowice


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27.20 - Manufacture of batteries and accumulators

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 25-02-2020
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020
Planned Job Creation: 400

Additional Information

The Belgian multinational material technology company Umicore announced that it will create 400 manufacturing jobs at its new factory in Radzikowice near Nysa, Poland. The factory will specialise in the production of rechargeable battery materials for electrified mobility. The unit is expected to be operational in 2020, and the company will launch a recruitment process in the next months.

Umicore was formed in 1989 by the merger of four companies in the mining, and smelting industries. In Poland, the company has been operating since 2016; Umicore has a catalyst factory in Nowa Ruda.