Internal restructuring
Poludniowy; Slaskie; Rybnicko-jastrzebski
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.9 - Manufacture of other special-purpose machinery

128 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 November 2016
Employment effect (start)
1 December 2016
Foreseen end date
31 January 2016


Polish industrial boiler manufacturer Rafako has announced that it will cut 200 jobs via a voluntary dismissal programme at its facility in Racibórz. The company will implement the programme in order to adjust its employment level and costs to the current market condition. Workers can join the programme from 1st December 2016 to 31st January 2017. Redundant workers will receive a severance pay. The cost of the voluntary dismissal programme are estimated to around PLN 15 million  (EUR 3.34 million USD 3.91 million). At the and of June 2016, the company employed 2,459 people.

Update (31/01/2017): Rafako has announced that 128 employees entered the voluntary dismissal programme which ended on 31 January 2017. Initially, this number was estimated to reach 200. Currently, the costs of the programme will be approximately PLN 7.7 million (EUR 1.75 million USD 1.93 million).


  • 16 November 2016: Wirtualny Nowy Przemysł
  • 31 January 2017: Wirtrualny Nowy Przemysł Webside


Eurofound (2016), Rafako, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 89310, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89310.