Stredni Morava; Olomoucky;
Location of affected unit(s)
Konice, Brodek u Konice
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Textiles
13 - Manufacture of textiles

290 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
145 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
1 November 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2006
Foreseen end date


OP Prostějov, the largest Czech textile company, closed two plants (Konice, Brodek u Konice) at the end of October 2006. All 290 workers were given the option to commute to the main factory located in Prostějov. A half of them accepted this possibility and will get travel subsidy of CZK 600 per month. There is a great demand for qualified labour force. The finished clothes producer currently employs 5,000 people in its six manufacturing shops and is looking for needlewomen, tailors and dressmakers. The main reasons of the closure are the invasion of cheap textile products from Asia, the rise in minimum wage and energy prices and the change of currency exchange rate as well.


  • 1 November 2006: Hospodárske noviny


Eurofound (2006), OP Prostějov, Closure in Czechia, factsheet number 64353, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64353.