EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
Number Employed: 2800
Group: Ahlsell group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-11-2008
Planned Job Reductions min: 300
Planned Job Reductions max: 300
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-02-2009
Foreseen End Date: 01-02-2009

Additional Information

As a consequence of a weakening market, Ahlsell group gave notice to a total of 500 employees, of which 300 work in Sweden. The remaining part, are mainly employees in Norway and Finland. The total number of employees in Sweden is approximately 2800. Those affected work at units in different parts of Sweden. In Hallsberg 80 employees have been dismissed. Ahlsell supplies goods and associated services to professional users within the product areas of heating & plumbing, electrical, tools & machinery, con-struction as well as refrigeration. The Group has an annual turnover of approx. 2.5 billion Euro and some 5,300 employees.