Internal restructuring
Zapadne Slovensko; Trenciansky kraj;
Location of affected unit(s)
Banovce nad Bebravou
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.31 - Manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment for motor vehicles

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 June 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2020
Foreseen end date


German manufacturer of car lights Hella Slovakia Signal-Lighting is going to dismiss around 340 jobs at its plants in Slovakia, of which 250 jobs will be lost in Banovce nad Babravou. The jobs will be terminated by summer 2020. The company currently employs around 1,800 workers in Banovce and around 100 in Trencin. According to Thomas Weier, the authorised representative of the company, the adjustment of the number of staff is attributed to the huge drop in the demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and excess capacity in some plants in Slovakia. Employees were informed about the plan on June 3. Trade unions have already started securing legal advisory and educational services for employees, said the head of the local KOVO Hella Slovakia, Michal Nirka.



Eurofound (2020), Hella Slovakia Signal-Lighting, Internal restructuring in Slovakia, factsheet number 100914, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100914.