Internal restructuring
Poludniowy; Slaskie;
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

218 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 June 2017
Employment effect (start)
30 May 2017
Foreseen end date
31 August 2017


Polish producer of mining machinery and equipment Kopex Machinery, a subsidiary of Kopex group, has announced that it will cut 218  jobs via collective dismissal programme at its two units located in Zabrze (186 jobs) and Rybnik (32 jobs). The conditions of the programme were negotiated with the local trade unions, e.g. redundant workers will receive a severance pay. The programme will be implemented from 30th May to 31st August 2017.

Last year Kopex Machinery implemented two dismissal programme: a programme announced in April 2016 affected 305 jobs, and a programme announced in September 2016 affected 250 jobs.

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 units in Zabrze and Rybnik employ 630 people.


  • 1 June 2017: Wirtualny Nowy Przemysł


Eurofound (2017), Kopex Machinery, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 91149, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91149.