EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Kleven Verft

Kleven Verft

Geographic Location

Country: Norway
Region: Møre og Romsdal; Vestlandet; Norge
Location of affected unit(s): Ulsteinvik


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.11 - Building of ships and floating structures
Number Employed: 244
Group: Kleven Maritime

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-09-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Planned Job Reductions max: 100
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 20-09-2019

Additional Information

The Norwegian ship building company Kleven Verft announced 100 job cuts in Ulsteinvik, Vestlandet. The restructuring aims to save the company from a long-term economic downturn - according to the management, if this step is not taken, the company will face bankruptcy. The restructuring has led to the establishment of the new company ‘New Kleven’, which has received support from different investors, so that yard operations can proceed until 2020. The employees reacted positively, as they know that these measures will ensure future production and employment. 

The company has operated in Norway since 1939 and had about 244 employees before the downsizing.