Internal restructuring
Nord-Est; Iasi;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.10 - Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys

260 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
15 January 2018
Foreseen end date
13 February 2018


Romanian producer of heavy technological equipment, with integrated metallurgical and mechanical structure Fortus, has announced the collective dismissal of 260 people at its plant in Iasi. The redundancies will be implemented by 13 February 2018. While production will be discontinued, the company intends to retain 73 employees of a total workforce of 336 to preserve the assets of the company.

In 2007, the company was declared insolvent and in 2013 started a restructuring process which was not finalised. Although the company ceased operations in 2015, the 336 people still registered as employees have since then continued to receive 75% of their last basic salary. 

The unions did not react to the announcement as the company has no collective agreement in force.


  • 15 January 2018: Ziarul de Iaşi
  • 15 January 2018: angajatorulmeu.ro


Eurofound (2018), Fortus, Internal restructuring in Romania, factsheet number 93021, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93021.