EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Żywieckie Zakłady Papiernicze Solali

Żywieckie Zakłady Papiernicze Solali

Geographic Location

Country: Poland
Region: Bielsko-bialski; Slaskie; Poludniowy
Location of affected unit(s): Żywiec


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of wood and paper products, and printing
17 - Manufacture of paper and paper products
Number Employed: 148

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-05-2017
Planned Job Reductions min: 148
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy
Employment Effect Start: 07-05-2017

Additional Information

Polish producer of paper products Żywieckie Zakłady Papiernicze Solali has announced that it will implement a collective dismissal programme affecting 148 jobs at the unit in Żywiec. The company entered a liquidation process last September (2016) as the company has about PLN 30 million debt (EUR 7.15 million USD 7.91 million), and some of the employees have not received salaries since March 2017. The company’s trustee has tried to find a new investor.

The factory in Żywiec was established in 1833. The company is specialised in the production of pure pulp papers, napkin tissue papers, decorative tissue papers and tablecloths.