EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Finland
Region: Pohjois-Suomi; Manner-Suomi
Location of affected unit(s): Espoo, Turku


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 28-11-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 120
Planned Job Reductions max: 180
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

In an effort to improve efficiency and flexibility, Microcell has announced its plan to close its facilities in Espoo and Turku, Finland. The company wants to consolidate its Finnish operations to its facilities in Oulu and Kuopio. Microcell has initiated cooperation negotiations with its personnel regarding this plan. According to the company, the announcement is part of a broader efficiency initiative that was introduced internally earlier this year. The restructuring is expected to create 120 - 180 redundancies.