Internal restructuring
Poludniowy; Slaskie; Centralny slaski
Location of affected unit(s)
Zabrze and Rybnik
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.92 - Manufacture of machinery for mining, quarrying and construction

305 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 April 2016
Employment effect (start)
25 May 2016
Foreseen end date
30 September 2016


Polish producer of mining machinery and equipment Kopex Machinery has announced that it will cut 340 jobs via collective dismissal programme. The programme will be implemented from 25 May until 30 September 2016 mainly  in two companies of the group located in Zabrze and Rybnik. The restructuring programme is associated with the crisis in the coal mining sector in Poland and abroad which affects the company’s ability to obtain new orders and generate a revenue.

Kopex Machinery was formed in 2012 by an alliance of three companies comprising the Kopex capital group: Zabrzańskie Zakłady Mechaniczne in Zabrze, Wamag in Wałbrzych, Ryfama in Rybnik. The company is specialised in manufacturing of mining machinery. Currently, the company employs 1,242 people.


Update (27/04/2016): After negotiations with local trade unions, Kopex Machinery has announced that 305 jobs will be cut via collective dismissal programme (initially this number was estimated to reach 340).


  • 21 April 2016: Onet.pl
  • 27 April 2016: Puls HR


Eurofound (2016), Kopex Machinery, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 87392, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87392.