EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Norra Mellansverige
Location of affected unit(s): Hallstahammar


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
24 - Manufacture of basic metals
Number Employed: 50000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-01-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 18-01-2012
Foreseen End Date: 18-07-2013

Additional Information

Swedish producer of stainless steel products Sandvik reduces their workforce in Hallstahammar by 100 people in the business area Materials Technology. The workforce reduction will take place during the next 18 months. 

The purpose, according to the company is to enable a shift in the product mix to develop more advanced and profitable products in important key segments, such as the energy sector. In November 2011 an additional 295 employees were made redundant at Sandvik, 230 in Sandviken and 65 in Hallstahammar, see factsheet 19064