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Meritor HVS

Meritor HVS

Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Örebro län; Östra Mellansverige
Location of affected unit(s): Lindesberg


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c.
28.11 - Manufacture of engines and turbines, except aircraft, vehicle and cycle engines
Number Employed: 900
Group: Meritor

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-10-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 195
Planned Job Reductions max: 195
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Meritor, US-based manufacturer of parts for heavy vehicles, is letting go of 195 employees in Lindesberg due to a decrease in orders. 95 job cuts concern permanent and 100 redundancies concern temporary employees.

Negotiations about the job-losses will begin at the end of the first week of November. The local chapter of the Union of Metalworkers (IF Metall) has recognised the fact that the company is higly sensitive to the global economic situation and has noticed a drop in orders.

Meritor also announced redundancies affecting Swedish jobs in the wake of the 2008 economic crisis (for more information please see the following case: 13700).

As of October 2012, there is no information on when the planned reductions will be implemented by.