Internal restructuring
Slovenija; Goriska;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacturing Of Furniture And Other Manufacturing
Manufacture Of Furniture
31 - Manufacture of furniture

110 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 May 2008
Employment effect (start)
6 May 2008
Foreseen end date


Lipa, producers of wooden furniture in Ajdovščina in NW Slovenia, is to cut 110 jobs.

At the end of April the owners decided that the company, which has three production units (sawmill, kitchen furniture and chairs) and employs 220 workers, is to be liquidated. They say this is the best way to restructure the production in a controlled way and to keep potentially successful parts of the production. The idea is to keep sawmill and production of kitchen furniture, while production of chairs is to be terminated. It is expected that approximately half of the employees will lose their jobs. The owners are now trying to find a strategic investor who would buy the viable parts of the company.

Lipa, which is majority owned (57%) by Vipa Holding, has been experiencing severe financial difficulties for some time and over the last seven years it had accumulated EUR 12 million of losses (of that EUR 600.000 in the first three months of 2008) which has been covered mostly by selling of the non-productive assets.


  • 6 May 2008: Delo
  • 6 May 2008: Finance


Eurofound (2008), Lipa, Internal restructuring in Slovenia, factsheet number 66597, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66597.