EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Zakłady Mechaniczne Bumar-Łabędy

Zakłady Mechaniczne Bumar-Łabędy

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Centralny slaski; Slaskie; Poludniowy
Location of affected unit(s): Gliwice


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.40 - Manufacture of military fighting vehicles
Number Employed: 816
Group: Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-05-2016
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 10-05-2016
Foreseen End Date: 16-05-2018
Planned Job Creation: 120

Additional Information

Polish supplier of military equipment Zakłady Mechaniczne Bumar-Łabędy has announced that it will increase its workforce by 15% within the next two years meaning that about 120 additional employees will be hired in the plant in Gliwice. The restructuring programme is associated with the production and modernization of Leopard tanks. The company plans to invest over PLN 20 million (EUR 4.61 million USD 5.24 million) in this project. The company is looking for highly specialised welders, fitters and electricians.

Zakłady Mechaniczne Bumar-Łabędy was founded in 1938 in Gliwice; the company is a part of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa consisting of 50 manufacturing and trading companies specialised in the production of munitions, radars, rockets, armour, tanks and other military equipment. Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa employs 17,500 people, including 816 in the unit in Gliwice.