EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Åkers Sweden

Company/Organisation:
Åkers Sweden

Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Södermanlands län; Östra Mellansverige
Location of affected unit(s): Åkers Styckebruk

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28.91 - Manufacture of machinery for metallurgy
Number Employed: 220
Group: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-06-2016
Planned Job Reductions min: 58
Planned Job Reductions max: 58
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 58

Additional Information

Åkers Sweden is reducing its workforce by 58 employees in order to adjust production capacity to the current market. The company is currently the second largest employer in the region. The company has stated that the losses should not come as a surprise to employees, as the order intake for spring was far less than expected. Negotiations are underway with the unions concerning the 50 blue-collar workers and 8 the white-collar workers that are affected by the cuts.