Polnocny; Kujawsko-Pomorskie;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.1 - Manufacture of glass and glass products

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 January 2012
Employment effect (start)
16 January 2012
Foreseen end date
29 February 2012


On 16 January 2012, Huta Szkła Irena in Inowrocław, a miscellaneous glass manufacturer, announced plans to shut down the factory and dismiss 200 employees by the end of February 2012. The decision of the factory's closure is an effect of the EU's sanctions against Iran (EU embargo on Iranian oil), which is expected to be adopted on 27 January 2012. The company exported 80% of its production to Iran and thus will lose its main trade partner following the adoption of the sanctions. The dismissals will be implemented in two stages: 180 workers will be laid off by the end of January 2012, and the remaining 20 will be dismissed in February 2012.

In October 2010, Huta Szkła Irena had over 60 million PLN debts (over 15 million EUR). Eventually the company announced bankruptcy and 430 employees lost their jobs. In January 2011 the factory was reopened.



  • 16 January 2012: Gazeta Wyborcza ()
  • 17 January 2012: Rzeczpospolita ()


Eurofound (2012), Huta Irena, Closure in Poland, factsheet number 72974, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72974.