Internal restructuring
Alfod es Eszak; Eszak-Magyarorszag; Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

550 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 February 2009
Employment effect (start)
20 April 2009
Foreseen end date
20 April 2009


Borsodchem, a producer of plastic raw materials, has announced the mass redundancy of 550 workers. The company indicated that the measure became inevitable as its major clients from the automotive, building and furniture manufacturing industry placed significantly fewer orders as a result of the global crisis. Borsodchemfirm is the biggest employer in Kazicbarcika and the 23rd largest company of Hungary. The company was founded in 1991 as the successor of the Borsodi Vegyi Kombinát (established in 1949) and became listed in the Hungarian stock exchange in 1996. Upon receiving the news of the dismissals, trade unions collected approximately 2,000 signatures of workers to demand help from the government . The mayor of the city also demanded governmental action. Negotiations have been initiated among company management, trade unions, local municipality and the national government with the aim to seek alternatives to the mass redundancy.


  • 4 February 2009: Menedzser Fórum
  • 3 February 2009: Privátbankár
  • 3 February 2009: Index


Eurofound (2009), Borsodchem, Internal restructuring in Hungary, factsheet number 68276, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68276.