Kozep-Magyarorszag; Kozep-Magyarorszag; Budapest
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10 - Manufacture of food products

216 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 March 2009
Employment effect (start)
16 March 2009
Foreseen end date
7 May 2009


Globus closes down its meat processing plant in Budapest, dismissing 216 workers with the aim of rationalising costs and concentrating its efforts on two other profitable ventures: frozen products and canned vegetable. This measure is strongly opposed by trade unions present in the plant, who claim that the restructuring plan is illegal, as the company failed to comply with legal requirements when it failed to inform them in advance about its plan. CEBAB, the French owner of Globus, gave a wide variety of reasons to justify the restructuring, which includes the falling demand for processed meat products but also the falling exchange rate of the local currency. Although the closure was announced only on 16 March, when production ceased, redundancy will only take effect from 7 May. With the ceasing of meat production at Globus, a 125-year tradition will also disappear from the Hungarian food processing industry.


  • 26 April 2009: Világgazdaság
  • 17 March 2009: Portfolio
  • 16 March 2009: Világgazdaság
  • 17 March 2009: Index


Eurofound (2009), Globus Konzervipari, Closure in Hungary, factsheet number 68791, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68791.