EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Sydsverige
Location of affected unit(s): Åstorp


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
25.12 - Manufacture of doors and windows of metal
Number Employed: 370
Group: Jeld-Wen

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-09-2014
Planned Job Reductions min: 186
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Employment Effect Start: 19-01-2015

Additional Information

Global building products manufacturer Jeld-Wen has announced a reduction of 186 jobs at its door manufacturing site in Åstorp, Sweden. The jobs will be offshored to a new production facility that will be constructed in one of the Baltic countries where labour costs are lower. 

The cuts will affect 171 blue-collar workers and 15 white-collar workers. Union negotiations are due to start the week after the announcement. 

Jeld-Wen's global operation covers four continents and encompasses roughly 20,000 employees. The Swedish branch of Jeld-Wen employs 370 people at its site in Åstorp.