EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Blekinge län; Sydsverige
Location of affected unit(s): Karlshamn


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco products
10.42 - Manufacture of margarine and similar edible fats
Number Employed: 475

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-09-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 55
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 55

Additional Information

The Swedish-Danish company AAK (AarhusKarlshamn), producer of vegetable oils and fats, has announced that it is to cut 55 jobs in Karlshamn. The decision is part of a rationalization program aimed at improving the company's productivity. 

AAK's products are used in a wide variety of applications in the food, confectionery, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, chemical and animal feed industries. The company has production facilities located in Denmark, Mexico, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Sweden, Uruguay and the USA.

The Unions have criticized the decision on the downsizing.

The company currently has approximately 475 employees in Sweden. As of September 2012 it is not yet known when the measure will be implemented by.