EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): Sweden, other European countries and South America


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.10 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 35000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 20-12-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 1000
Planned Job Reductions max: 1000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2012
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2012
Other Job Reduction Measures: 1000

Additional Information

Swedish truck manufacturer Scania has announced the non-renewal of 1,000 fixed-term temporary employees. These jobs will be lost in Sweden (100 jobs, see here), other European countries (200) and South America (700).

As reasons for the job cuts, the company gives the reduction of production rates of its European and Latin American plants by 15 percent. With the lower production rate, Scania responds to a continued slowing demand for its products.

Earlier in 2011, Scania hadn't renewed another 900 of its European fixed-term temporary employees.