EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Location of affected unit(s): Falun and Sibbhult


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29 - Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers
Group: Scania

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-03-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 1200
Planned Job Reductions max: 1200
Type of Restructuring: Relocation
Planned Job Creation: 1200

Additional Information

The truck manufactuer Scania has concluded co-determination negotiations on moving the production of axles and gearboxes from the company's units in Falun (650 employees) and Sibbhult (550 employees) to Södertälje, close to Stockholm. The company declared in a press release that all the employees will be offered continued employment in Södertälje and that it is working to find replacement industries for the affected communities.'We are acting now in order to maintain our long term competitiveness and to retain jobs in Sweden', said Per Hallberg, Scania's Head of Production and Procurement. Only 100 of the workers from Falun and Sibbhult have started to work at Scania in Södertälje after the relocation. Scania is therefore eventually employing new people, and as it was announced on 28 April 2007, the company will employ by the end of the year people who have been affected by restructuring at Astra Zeneca.