Internal restructuring
Wschodni; Swietokrzyskie; Swietokrzyski
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

860 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 November 2022
Employment effect (start)
10 November 2022
Foreseen end date
30 June 2023


MAN Truck & Bus, a German bus manufacturer, announced its restructuring plan to lay-off 860 positions at its Starachowice production plant in Poland. The plant currently employs 3,500 workers, and the lay-offs will primarily concern operational positions. The company has pointed to high energy cost, war in Ukraine and low demand as main reasons for the restructuring.

Within 30 days of the announcement for each lay-off, trade unions will be able to negotiate further details on how the measure will be implemented. (Updated, 12/01/2023) The company announced that the process of lay-offs will be concluded by the end of June 2023.

MAN has been operating in Poland since 1996, it has three factories in the country (Niepołomice, Kraków and Starachowice), employing over 6,000 people across the country. The most recent business expansion investments created over 1,600 jobs in Niepołomice (MAN-2021-PL). 



Eurofound (2022), MAN Truck & Bus, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 107751, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107751.