Internal restructuring
Centralny; Mazowieckie; Ostrolecko-siedlecki
Location of affected unit(s)
Ostrów Mazowiecka
Manufacturing Of Furniture And Other Manufacturing
Manufacture Of Furniture
31.0 - Manufacture Of Furniture

230 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 November 2023
Employment effect (start)
3 November 2023
Foreseen end date
31 January 2024


The FORTE furniture factory, located in Ostrów Mazowiecka, has started a process of group layoffs, leading to the termination of contracts with up to 230 employees (10% of the company's workforce). Due to a substantial decline in demand for furniture, the company faced a deteriorating financial situation, resulting in the need to take measures to improve operational and cost efficiency. The restructuring aims at adjusting the level of employment costs to the current financial and market situation. The layoffs are expected to be completed by January 31, 2024, with the process starting on the 3rd of November. Fabryki Mebli FORTE S.A. is a company based in Ostrów Mazowiecka, producing furniture since 1992. Since 1996 the company has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The company is one of the leaders in the furniture industry in Poland, as well as the largest exporter of Polish furniture.


  • 9 November 2023: Tygodnik Ostrołęcki (to.com.pl)


Eurofound (2023), Fabryka Mebli FORTE, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 200505, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200505.