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

276 - 325 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 September 2017
Employment effect (start)
2 October 2017
Foreseen end date
31 July 2018


Polish industrial boiler manufacturer Rafako has announced that it will cut up to 325 jobs via a collective dismissal programme at its facility in Racibórz. The programme will be implemented by the end of March 2018. The company has revealed the aim of the programme is to adjust its employment level to the current market situation, and improve financial and organisational effectiveness of the company. It is estimated that this stage of the restructuring programme will help to generate annual savings of PLN 25 million (EUR 5.89 million USD 7.09 million) as of the second quarter of 2018. The first stage of reorganisation, which was completed at the end of January 2017, included a voluntary dismissal programme and  affected 128 jobs. Currently, the company employs 2,255 workers.

Update 28/09/2017: After negotiations with the local trade unions, Rafako announced that the collective dismissal programme will affect up to 276 jobs and it will be implemented between 2nd October 2017 and 31th July 2018. The financial conditions of the programme are expected to be negotiated by the end of 2017.


  • 8 September 2017: Wirtualny Nowy Przemysł
  • 28 September 2017: Wirtualny Nowy Przemysł


Eurofound (2017), Rafako, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 92177, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92177.