EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Location of affected unit(s): Ljungsbro, Storvik, Västerås, Malmö


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment
Number Employed: 9000
Group: ABB Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-04-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 266
Planned Job Reductions max: 266
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-08-2009
Foreseen End Date: 31-07-2010

Additional Information

ABB, a manufacturer of production and automations technology, has dismissed 266 workers in its Swedish units at Ljungsbro (30 employees affected), Malmö (55 employees affected), Västerås (165 employees affected) and Storvik (16 employees affected).  The dismissals are the result of decreasing orders. 

ABB produces power products that are key instruments to transmit and distribute electricity. They also produce power systems, automation products, process automation and robotics. The ABB Groups of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 120,000 people.