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ZPC Otmuchów

ZPC Otmuchów

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Rybnicko-jastrzebski; Slaskie; Poludniowy
Location of affected unit(s): Gorzyczki near Wodzisław Śląski


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.82 - Manufacture of cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery
Number Employed: 730
Group: Otmuchów

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 29-04-2014
Planned Job Reductions min: 80
Type of Restructuring: Closure
Employment Effect Start: 29-04-2014
Foreseen End Date: 31-05-2014

Additional Information

Polish producer of sweets and confectionery, ZPC Otmuchów (Zakład Przemysłu Cukierniczego Otmuchów), announced it will cut 80 jobs by the end of May. The company was founded over 50 years ago and is part of Otmuchów Capital Group.

According to the source, the company will reduce its workforce by 11% (the equivalent of 80 jobs). The restructuring is part of a larger restructuring programme that will also see the closure of the production facility in Gorzyczki (Silesian Voivodeship). The activities at Gorzyczki will be relocated to the plant in Otmuchów (Opole Voivodeship). The restructuring is part of cost-saving measures.

In April, the company signed a bilateral agreement with the local trade unions setting out the conditions of the redundancies.