Polnocno-Zachodni; Zachodniopomorskie; Koszalinski
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

847 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 May 2023
Employment effect (start)
29 May 2023
Foreseen end date
31 March 2024


Scania, the automotive company, will close its bus body production plant in Słupsk, and 847 people working there will lose their jobs.

The decision is motivated by negative changes in the global market in the bus transportation segment, with the changes translating into a decrease in orders of new buses, resulting in a loss of profitability in this segment; the lay-offs are also a negative effect of the coronavirus pandemic as the pace of market normalisation is insufficient. The plant will be gradually closed by the end of Q1 2024, and all employees there will lose their jobs; employees affected by the planned redundancies will receive, among other things, legally due benefits, career counselling and training to re-qualify.

Scania AB is a Swedish manufacturer focusing on commercial vehicles - specifically heavy lorries, trucks and buses. The Scania concern is owned by the German Volkswagen Group, which holds 99.57 per cent of the company's shares. Scania's two plants in Poland currently employ 1,047 people.

For previous employment announcements of Scania, see: Scania2014-PL, Scania2012-PL, Scania2009-PL and Scania2007-PL.



Eurofound (2023), Scania, Closure in Poland, factsheet number 109151, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/109151.