EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Zakłady Produkcji Specjalnej

Zakłady Produkcji Specjalnej

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Radomski; Mazowieckie; Centralny
Location of affected unit(s): Pionki


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
25.4 - Manufacture of weapons and ammunition
Group: Bumar

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-01-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 142
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 30-01-2012
Direct Dismissals: 142

Additional Information

On 30 January 2012, a leading Polish ammunition producer Zakłady Produkcji Specjalnej (ZPS) announced plans to dismiss 142 employees.

The job cuts are said to be due to lack of orders and contracts with the Polish army. In January, the company informed the Poviat Employment Agency about the planned redundancies. Arkadiusz Szulecki, president of the ZPS, said that the production should be resumed in June 2012, when a new contract with the Polish army is expected to be signed.

Zakłady Produkcji Specjalnej (ZPS) is part of the Bumar Group. The Bumar Group consists of 20 manufacturing and trading companies specialized in the production of munitions, radars, rockets and armour as well as construction, agricultural plants, and construction service companies.