Poludniowy; Slaskie; Rybnicko-jastrzebski
Location of affected unit(s)
Gorzyczki near Wodzisław Śląski
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.82 - Manufacture of cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery

80 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 April 2014
Employment effect (start)
29 April 2014
Foreseen end date
31 May 2014


Polish producer of sweets and confectionery, ZPC Otmuchów (Zakład Przemysłu Cukierniczego Otmuchów), announced it will cut 80 jobs by the end of May. The company was founded over 50 years ago and is part of Otmuchów Capital Group.

According to the source, the company will reduce its workforce by 11% (the equivalent of 80 jobs). The restructuring is part of a larger restructuring programme that will also see the closure of the production facility in Gorzyczki (Silesian Voivodeship). The activities at Gorzyczki will be relocated to the plant in Otmuchów (Opole Voivodeship). The restructuring is part of cost-saving measures.

In April, the company signed a bilateral agreement with the local trade unions setting out the conditions of the redundancies.


  • 29 April 2014: Rzeczpospolita
  • 29 April 2014: Portal Spożywczy


Eurofound (2014), ZPC Otmuchów, Closure in Poland, factsheet number 76947, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76947.