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Akzo Nobel Decorative Coatings

Akzo Nobel Decorative Coatings

Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Skåne län; Sydsverige
Location of affected unit(s): Malmö, Burlöv


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
20.3 - Manufacture of paints, varnishes and similar coatings, printing ink and mastics
Number Employed: 300
Group: Akzo Nobel

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 03-12-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 54
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 29-03-2013

Additional Information

Akzo Nobel Decorative Coatings, world leading decorative paint producer, will reduce the staff at the plant in Malmö-Arlöv by 54 employees to adjust the production to the weaker European markets. The jobs will be lost among the 300 employees at the site working with the production of paint. Of these, one third will be white collar jobs.

Negotiations with unions have already been iniated and the company expects that the reductions will be implemented by March 29 2013. The chairman of the local chapter of the Swedish Metal Workers Union (IF Metall) explains he is disappointed but not surprised. The company will now consider what measures other than direct dismissals are available, such as for example retirement or education.

Earlier employment adjustments by Akzo Nobel in Sweden are covered in fact sheets 14392, 3466, 651.

Akzo Nobel Decorative Coatings is a subsidiary of Akzo Nobel group, world leading paint and coatings company, with 57,000 employees globally and a revenue of 15.7 billion €.