EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Clifton Mining

Clifton Mining

Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Norrbottens län; Övre Norrland
Location of affected unit(s): Svappavaara


Sector: Mining / quarrying
Mining and quarrying
09 - Mining support service activities
Number Employed: 950
Group: Peab Industri

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-10-2017
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Planned Job Reductions max: 100
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Clifton Mining, part of the Swerock construction material supplier company, is reducing its workforce by approximately 100 employees. The reductions are a consequence of Clifton Mining/Swerock failing to renewing a contract for operations for the LKAB mining company at the Svappavaara mine. Clifton Mining/Swerock hopes to win new contracts for nearby mines and to employ as many of their Svappavaara employees as possible in other locations.

The new Svappavaara contract was won by LTH, which will start its operations at the beginning of 2018. Some Clifton Mining/Swerock employees have found employment with LTH.