EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Västerbottens län; Övre Norrland
Location of affected unit(s): Skellefteå


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
22 - Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
Number Employed: 260
Group: Trelleborg

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 18-10-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Planned Job Reductions max: 200
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 18-10-2010
Foreseen End Date: 01-10-2011

Additional Information

October 18 2010, Swedish manufacturer of polymer technology and rubber products, Trelleborg, announced to revise their decision taken on May 5 2010 on cutting all 200 jobs at the production site in Ersmark, Skellefteå, Sweden. A total of 160 employees will be offered to keep their positions. However, the work force will still be reduced, the company has declared 100 jobs will be cut. The reason for keeping the production site is evolving market conditions. The former decision, taken in May 2010, was to move the facilities to Italy, Malta and other parts of Sweden in order to remain cost effective in the long run. 

The factory in Skellefteå makes rubber seals with industrial applications for heavy vehicles.