EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Finland
Region: Uusimaa; Etelä-Suomi; Manner-Suomi
Location of affected unit(s): Vantaa


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
20 - Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products
Number Employed: 750
Group: Tikkurila Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-11-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Planned Job Reductions max: 100
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Paint manufacturer Tikkurila has announced redundancies of up to 100 employees at its operations in Finland. The company is starting mandatory negotiations with employee representatives on the proposed cuts.

Proposed cuts at Tikkurila could affect all operations and personnel groups in Finland. Tikkurila's personnel in Finland currently comprise 750 people, and it employs 3700 worldwide. The group states that it needs to increase efficiency as well as form a more flexible and streamlined organization.

It will also re-assess the roles of its European production facilities, which are located in Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Russia, Poland, Germany and Ukraine. More actions may be taken in other locations.

A timeline for the proposed cuts has yet to be announced.