Alfod es Eszak; Eszak-Alfold; Hajdu-Bihar
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products

120 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 April 2018
Employment effect (start)
30 April 2018
Foreseen end date
30 April 2018


Evonik Industries, a German specialty chemicals company is going to close its Kaba site at the end of April 2018. All of the employees (120 persons) will lose their jobs, among them there are highly qualified chemists. The closure will affect Kaba and its region (Püspökladány, Nádudvar, Debrecen).The reason of the closure is the intense and increasing competition in the market for the amino acid L-threonine.According to the company’s announcement they are working in close conjunction with the works council of Evonik Agroferm, the local union, and Hungarian authorities to handle the forthcoming redundancies.

The closure of the company will affect the financial management of the local government, since Evonik paid the 30% of the whole business tax of the town.Evonik Industries is a German industrial corporation, it is owned by RAG Foundations. Evonik has three business areas: chemicals, energy, and real estate.


  • 4 April 2018: hvg.hu
  • 3 April 2018: mfor.hu
  • 3 April 2018: 24.hu


Eurofound (2018), Evonik Industries, Closure in Hungary, factsheet number 93767, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93767.