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

210 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 April 2008
Employment effect (start)
25 April 2008
Foreseen end date
31 December 2008


TDR Metalurgija, producer of electrochemical products (mass ferroalloys, calcium carbide, filter dust) in Ruše, Northern Slovenia is to cut 210 jobs.

The company is in serious troubles since last December and does not have resources to pay for raw materials and electricity nor is it able to modernise the production. The current majority owner (W&P Profil-Solarvalue Holding) bought the company in 2007 from state-owned HSE Group. Part of the deal was W&P’s promise to invest EUR 4 million in the modernisation however this has not taken place and as a result the bankruptcy procedure was launched. The most recent information on the number of employees dates back to 2006 when then the company had 388 employees. As reported, the main task of trade unions is to secure indemnity compensation for the people losing their jobs. They are mostly older workers and it is expected that indemnity compensation will be about EUR 10,000 per person.


  • 17 April 2008: Finance
  • 26 April 2008: Delo


Eurofound (2008), TDR Metalurgija, Bankruptcy in Slovenia, factsheet number 66555, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66555.