Internal restructuring
Jihozapad; Plzensky;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Postal And Courier Activities
53.2 - Other postal and courier activities

170 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 February 2023
Employment effect (start)
15 February 2023
Foreseen end date
30 June 2023


Czech logistics and shipping company, KS-Europe, has announced plans to cut up to 170 jobs at its plant in Šťáhlavy near Pilsen by the end of June 2023. The company will stop the production of catalogues as demand for this service declined after the company's international partner, Deutsche Post, ended relations with their biggest client.The layoffs will affect both blue-collar workers and administrative positions, though KS-Europe has declared it will be assisting its former employees in finding work at other nearby companies.KS-Europe is a 100% subsidiary of the German firm Heinrich Heine Beteiligungs and employs almost 1,000 people at its two sites in the Czech Republic (Šťáhlavy, Pilsen-Křimice). The company deals with the processing and distribution of shipments from Czech and multinational companies. KS-Europe annually processes over 30 million returned shipments and completes 500 million advertising prints.



Eurofound (2023), KS-Europe, Internal restructuring in Czechia, factsheet number 108436, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108436.