Internal restructuring
Dunantul; Kozep-Dunantul; Veszprem
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.41 - Manufacture of ceramic household and ornamental articles

80 - 100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 February 2007
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 March 2007


One of the oldest porcelain factories in Hungary, Herend Porcelain Manufactory Ltd., is laying off 100 employees in the first quarter of the year. The factory produces hand-crafted luxury porcelain goods. The dismissals have been announced to the local employment office and negotiations with the trade unions and works council have been started. By mid-February 80 employees were dismissed. General Manager, Attila Simon, said that many of the dismissed employees went on early retirement or resigned. Age was taken into consideration in the course of dismissals and older employees working under the same circumstances as their younger counterparts had the opportunity to keep their jobs. Mr Simon also underlined that in the case of spouses and partners a point was made of not to lay off both. Reasons behind the restructuring include increasing taxes, the stagnation in the porcelain industry.


  • 3 February 2007: Magyar Hírlap
  • 21 February 2007: Magyar Nemzet


Eurofound (2007), Herendi Porcelánmanufaktúra, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 64999, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64999.