Thursday , January 21 2021

The Czechowice match factory will be liquidated after 100 years of operation

PCC Consumer Products will be liquidated in Czechowice, the country’s last industrial producer of matches.

The decision to liquidate the resident partner in Chekowice was taken at an extraordinary general meeting. The reason is the economic problems of the plants, which were also caused by coronavirus epidemics.

“The decision is linked to the difficult economic situation of the plant, due to reduced demand for matches and the difficulties caused by the Covid-19 epidemic. The settlement process will take several months and will fulfill all the obligations of the liquidated plant workers and contractors.“- stated in a laconic advertisement.

Once the decision enters into force, it will cease to be the ultimate industrial producer of Polish matches. The factories in Gdańsk, Sianów, Bystrzyca and Częstochowa were closed earlier.

The Czechowice match factory began production 100 years ago. It was one of the largest producers in Europe.

It also exported outside the Old Continent.

In 2000 – production capacity reached 650 million standard matchboxes and approximately 30 million additional advertising boxes and matches.

In the summer of 2011, 85% of the PCC Consumer Products based in Warsaw bought shares in the Treasury factory.

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