Alfod es Eszak; Eszak-Alfold; Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials

170 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 November 2010
Employment effect (start)
1 February 2011
Foreseen end date
1 March 2011


Swiss Interspan is to close its particle board manufacturing plant in Vásárosnamény, leading to the loss of 170 jobs. The remaining employees will work only in the trade and logistics units. The company management promised to fulfill the legal requirements associated with dismissals and has even consulted with employee representatives about auxiliary compensation.

The plant has engaged in wood-related manufacturing since the 1960s and in recent years has produced a wide range of wood products including flooring, wall wrappers, and laminated pieces. The company predominately operated in the domestic market and supplied its goods to surrounding countries such as Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Romania.


  • 11 November 2010: Napi Gazdaság
  • 11 November 2010: Heti Világ Gazdaság


Eurofound (2010), Interspan, Closure in Hungary, factsheet number 71203, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/71203.