In Hranice in Moravia, where Wienerberger manufactures roofing, the company laid off 24 people and reduced the number of shifts there from four to three. The company will also limit investments and expect lower sales than last year. The CEO of the company, Kamil Jeřábek, said this to ČTK today. Already in October, the company announced that it had shut down the plant in Týn nad Vltavou, where it dismissed 35 of the 54 employees. Last year, the company had sales of CZK 4.8 billion.
Last year, the company had 900 employees, this year it dismissed 59 of them. “The volume that the market takes from us today is so significantly smaller that we had to react to it. In Hranice na Morava, we had to reduce one shift, from four shifts to three. In the brickyard, production plants were always shut down during the winter. We are now shutting down all our production plants,” said the director.