Business expansion
Zapadne Slovensko; Nitriansky kraj;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20.42 - Manufacture of perfumes and toilet preparations

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
8 November 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2008
Foreseen end date


Safosa, an Italian group, has announced that it is to create 150 to 200 new jobs in Levice with the development of a new site. The ‘Signal’ tooth paste brand will be produced at the new site, and production at the new site will commence in January 2008. The announcement of the creation of the new jobs follows Safosa announcing that it was to ‘offshore’ the production of its toothpaste from Italy to Slovakia. Approximately 80-90 per cent of the output of the new plant will be sold to the multi-national group Unilever. Peter Freunscht, the Chairman of the Research and Development Department of Unilever, has stated the output of the Levice plant will supply approximately 50 per cent of the total volume of the Signal brand sold by Unilever in Europe.


  • 8 November 2007: Hospodárske noviny


Eurofound (2007), Safosa, Business expansion in Slovakia, factsheet number 66027, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66027.