Internal restructuring
Hrvatska; Kontinentalna Hrvatska; Varaždinska županija
Location of affected unit(s)
Veliki Bukovac, near the City of Varaždin
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16.1 - Sawmilling and planing of wood

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 March 2021
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2021
Foreseen end date
30 April 2021


Požgaj, one of the biggest producers of wooden products in Croatia is to layoff 200 workers, primarily a sawn lumber factory in Veliki Bukovac, near the city of Varaždin.

The state company Hrvatske šume (Croatian Wood) announced that in 2021 it would not be able to sell enough wooden raw materials for Požgaj Group. Therefore, the company declared that it would close the part of its production. Layoffs will be completed by the end of April. 

Požgaj Group includes a glued wooden panels factory, a parquet factory, a furniture factory and a wooden house factory. In total, they employ more than 550 employees in 6 factories at 4 locations throughout Croatia. About 90% of their finished products are exported to more than 25 markets throughout Europe and the whole world.



Eurofound (2021), Pozgaj, Internal restructuring in Croatia, factsheet number 104076, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/104076.