Internal restructuring
Severovychod; Kralovehradecky;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 July 2020
Employment effect (start)
8 July 2020
Foreseen end date
31 July 2020


AGC Automotive Czech, a car glass manufacturer, will dismiss 200 out of 1,800 workers employed at the company due to the COVID-19 crisis. The redundancies include operational and managerial positions and will be carried out by the end of July 2020. The main reason for the restructuring is the decline in orders from leading car manufacturers. In addition to the workforce reduction, the company considers wage cuts to cope with the economic challenges. 

AGC Automotive Czech is one of the largest manufacturers of car windows in Europe with an annual production of more than 32 million pieces. The company is a subsidiary of the Japanese AGC Group, which supplies car windows to all large car manufacturers such as Mercedes, Volkswagen, BMW, Škoda Auto, GM, FORD, Renault, Toyota, Peugeot, Citroën, Suzuki and Fiat.

Japanese AGC Group, a world leader in the production of flat glass, has 200 companies in more than 30 countries, employing over 50,000 people worldwide. 



Eurofound (2020), AGC Automotive Czech, Internal restructuring in Czechia, factsheet number 101280, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101280.