Croatians Leave Poland

Podravka's Vegeta

Croatian Podravka’s Vegeta

The plant, located in a Special Economic Zone in Kostrzyn nad Odrą (located in Lubusz Province in the west of Poland), will end production by March 2015. The reason for shutting down is the optimisation policy of production processes in the company’s EU plants. The new policy has been gradually implemented by the (Croatian) owners of Podravka following the accession of Croatia to the EU. The plant manager of Podravka Poland Sp. z o.o. Mark Reinhardt told the Polish News Agency (PAP): “The employees were given notices of termination, and we agreed on the severance pay, which is higher than that stemming from the general provisions of law”. The factory in Kostrzyn nad Odrą made Vegeta, the best known Podravka product. Instant soups and other spices were also manufactured at the plant. Reinhardt added that the Croatian company is only terminating production in Poland. However, other commercial activities will be continued in Poland. The Podravka plant began production in the Kostrzyn-Słubice Special Economic Zone in 2000. The official opening ceremony was attended by the then Polish and Croatian Presidents, Aleksander Kwaśniewski and Stjepan Mesić.

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