EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Skåne län; Sydsverige
Location of affected unit(s): Trelleborg


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
22.11 - Manufacture of rubber tyres and tubes; retreading and rebuilding of rubber tyres
Number Employed: 730
Group: Trelleborg

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-10-2004
Planned Job Reductions min: 200
Planned Job Reductions max: 200
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy/Closure
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2005
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2005

Additional Information

Trelleborg will cease its tyre manufacturing activities at its Trelleborg facility. It is estimated that 200 workers will be affected by this plan (130 manual workers and 70 administrative employees). The background to the decision is the diminishing market for the type of agricultural tyres manufactured in Trelleborg and the strongly increasing competition from low-cost countries. Negotiations with trade unions have already started. Assuming that these negotiations are successful, production will continue until the end of 2005.