Internal restructuring
Stredni Morava; Olomoucky;
Location of affected unit(s)
Uničov, Olomouc
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.3 - Manufacture of other products of first processing of steel

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 June 2020
Employment effect (start)
30 April 2020
Foreseen end date


Czech Engineering-metallurgical company Unex has significantly reduced the number of employees due to the COVID-19 crisis. Since April, about 200 job cuts were implemented in two manufacturing sites (Uničov and Olomouc). Company spokesman Boris Keka cites a drop in global demand as the main reason. Unex, which still employed about 1,100 people in April, exports over 80 percent of its production. Production at the Uničov plant has been significantly reduced since mid-March, when the city was closed due to the spread of coronavirus.The largest redundancies occurred in the Olomouc plant where a hundred of the total 150 employees lost their jobs. 


  • 22 May 2020: www.olomoucky.denik.cz ()


Eurofound (2020), Unex, Internal restructuring in Czechia, factsheet number 101112, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101112.