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

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 September 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


Car manufacturing company Opel Manufacturing Poland announced plans to reduce its workforce at the plant in Gliwice by 350 employees. In July 2019, the company launched a voluntary redundancy programme for the plant, which did not meet the target of 350 redundancies. As a result, the company decided to carry out a parallel, compulsory restructuring event to reach its target by the end of 2019. According to report, the decision is related to a fall in the production of passenger cars.

At the same time, the company plans to build a new plant in Gliwice for the production of large vans, which is expected to be operational by 2021. There are reports of speculation as to the redeployment of redundant employees in the new plant.

The company belongs to Groupe PSA and employs around 2,100 people in Gliwice.



Eurofound (2019), Opel Manufacturing Poland, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 98883, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/98883.