Business expansion
Poludniowy; Slaskie; Centralny slaski
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.40 - Manufacture of military fighting vehicles

120 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
17 May 2016
Employment effect (start)
10 May 2016
Foreseen end date
16 May 2018


Polish supplier of military equipment Zakłady Mechaniczne Bumar-Łabędy has announced that it will increase its workforce by 15% within the next two years meaning that about 120 additional employees will be hired in the plant in Gliwice. The restructuring programme is associated with the production and modernization of Leopard tanks. The company plans to invest over PLN 20 million (EUR 4.61 million USD 5.24 million) in this project. The company is looking for highly specialised welders, fitters and electricians.

Zakłady Mechaniczne Bumar-Łabędy was founded in 1938 in Gliwice; the company is a part of Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa consisting of 50 manufacturing and trading companies specialised in the production of munitions, radars, rockets, armour, tanks and other military equipment. Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa employs 17,500 people, including 816 in the unit in Gliwice.


  • 17 May 2016: Rzeczpospolita


Eurofound (2016), Zakłady Mechaniczne Bumar-Łabędy, Business expansion in Poland, factsheet number 87668, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87668.