Centru; Brasov;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

402 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 January 2006
Employment effect (start)
8 February 2006
Foreseen end date
17 August 2007


Nitrofertilizer manufactures nitrogen fertilizers and ammonium products.

On 4 January 2006, the company representatives announced that by the end of 2006 out of the total 402 employees, 220 will lose their jobs. In line with the government decision, redundant employees benefited by Emergency Ordinance no. 8 of 2003, which encourages the restructuring, reorganisation and privatisation of state-owned enterprises or companies subordinated to public authorities. According to the ordinance redundancy pay was granted depending on length of service.

Government Decision no. 1883 was published in the Official Monitor on 8 February 2006, which marked the start of collective redundancies.

Together with another 4 companies, Nitrofertilizer is the outcome of the division of the former chemical plant Nitramonia in Făgăraş. On 22 February 2006, the Authority for State Assets Recovery (Autoritatea pentru Valorificarea Activelor Statului, AVAS) initiated the privatisation of all 5 companies: Nitrofertilizer (manufacturer of nitrogen fertilizers and ammonium products), Nitroexplosives (mining explosives manufacturer), Nitrocontrol (company collecting and treating waste water), Nitroservice (special construction works) and Nitrotrans (provider of rail transport). AVAS holds 79.05% of the shares of each company.

In 2007, on 17 August, AVAS announced that in agreement with the trade unions the decisions for voluntary liquidation for all five companies were approved. All the 161 remaining employees of Nitrofertilizer will lose their jobs and will receive redundancy payment according with the legislation and collective agreement provisions.



Eurofound (2006), Nitrofertilizer, Closure in Romania, factsheet number 63042, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63042.