Centralny; Lodzkie; Piotrkowsko-skierniewicki
Location of affected unit(s)
Piotrków Trybunalski
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.92 - Manufacture of machinery for mining, quarrying and construction

198 - 235 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 September 2020
Employment effect (start)
7 September 2020
Foreseen end date


The Polish mining equipment manufacturer Famur announced that it will close its production facility in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland, and will relocate its production to the plants in Katowice and Nowy Sącz. As a result, 198 people will be made redundant throughout a collective dismissal programme. Around 37 employees will be able to keep their jobs if they agree to move to the other plants of the company. The restructuring is associated with COVID-19 pandemic; according to the company, the pandemic has resulted in a drop in demand for the mining machinery. Furthermore, Poland’s mining industry is under restructuring due to environmental concerns and it is very likely that in the near future many mines will be shut down, or they will function with reduce operations.

Famur was founded in 1897. The company provides longwall systems, road heading systems, underground and surface transport systems, open-pit mining machines as well as equipment for mass transport and material handling.

In April 2020, the company registered an event of jobs cuts in its production plants in Katowice and Rybnik (in total 288 jobs cut).


  • 7 September 2020: Wirtualny Nowy Przemysł (www.wnp.pl)


Eurofound (2020), Famur, Closure in Poland, factsheet number 101650, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101650.