Internal restructuring
Poludniowy; Slaskie;
Location of affected unit(s)
Gliwice and Tychy
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

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


Opel Manufacturing Poland has announced that it will launch the second phase of voluntary departure programme which will affect about  300 jobs in Opel’s factories located in Tychy (25 jobs) and Gliwice (275 jobs) by the end of June 2018. The programme will be opened between 23th April and 11th May 2018. Redundant workers will receive severance pay according to their seniority. Reducing the employment capacity is aimed at adjusting Opel’s workforce to current production levels; a two shifts system was restored in the factory in Gliwice in February 2018. The first phase of the programme was implemented at the beginning of 2018, resulting in the redundancies of 190 workers.

Opel belongs to France-based PSA group. Currently, Opel employs 3,370 people in Poland.


  • 20 April 2018: Bankier.pl


Eurofound (2018), Opel Manufacturing Poland, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 94014, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94014.