Internal restructuring
Zapadne Slovensko; Trenciansky kraj;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products
22 - Manufacture of rubber and plastic products

30 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 March 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2006
Foreseen end date
30 June 2006


Vulkan, a Slovakian producer of rubber products, has decided to change its product portfolio. According to Vulkan CEO Marián Urban, the company wants to cooperate more closely with the automotive industry and produce rubber compounds and rubber components for cars. Some employees already participate in training programmes in France to acquire the necessary skils for using new technology and equipment. Nonetheless, some jobs and occupations have become obsolete, which has lead to almost 30 redundancies in March 2006. According to the Vulkan CEO, another 190 employees will be dismissed in the next three month.

On 12 May 2006 the Vulkan CEO Marián Urban announced that the company decided to stop the planned dismissals and hires some specialist in chemistry and rubber technology, now.


  • 28 March 2006: Pravda
  • 28 March 2006: Hospodárske noviny
  • 12 May 2006: SME


Eurofound (2006), Vulkan, Internal restructuring in Slovakia, factsheet number 63268, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63268.