Location of affected unit(s)
Unisław, Dobre
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.81 - Manufacture of sugar

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 February 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


BSO Polska announced plans to close two out of its four sugar plants in Poland. This decision has been taken following radical changes to the EU Sugar Regime which are set to decrease prices for beet paid to growers by 40% and the support price for sugar by 36%. The management of BSO Polska have stated that its main priority at this time must be to understand the individual needs of the people most affected by the changes. The company is currently in discussion with union representatives and although it is envisaged that a number of employees will be offered the opportunity of redeployment within the remaining group operations, a proposed package of support is also being designed to include information and assistance for staff in finding alternative employment outside of the group. In addition, the company is looking to establish a training grant for staff wishing to learn new skills and re-train.


  • 2 February 2006: Gazeta Wyborcza
  • 7 January 2006: Rzeczpospolita
  • : (www.bso.pl)


Eurofound (2006), British Sugar Overseas Polska, Closure in Poland, factsheet number 62935, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62935.