Internal restructuring
Poludniowy; Slaskie; Bielsko-bialski
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

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


The FCA Powertrain Poland plant in Bielsko-Biała, which produces automotive engines, has announced it will lay-off 300 of its 800 employees. Talks with trade unions concerning the collective dismissals process will commence on 25 February 2023, and the whole restructuring process is expected to be completed by the end of June 2023.

The company's management has stated that this announcement comes after the European Commission's introduction of regulations on combustion engine emissions, which has led to a decline in orders for engines, and consequencially FCA Powertrain Poland's decision to end production of internal combustion engines.The company will hold talks with the trade union, during which the employer's proposals on the restructuration will be discussed. The possibility of some of the laid-off workers moving to the Stellantis plant in Tychy or Gliwice will be considered, but the number of redundancies is firm.FCA is part of the Stellantis group, a multinational automotive manufacturing corporation formed in 2021.



Eurofound (2023), FCA Powertrain Poland, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 108440, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/108440.