Internal restructuring
Stockholm; Stockholms län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 June 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Swedish truck manufacturer Scania plans to dismiss up to 1,000 white-collar employees working at its head office in Södertälje, located in Stockholm region. These planned dismissals of Swedish employees are part of Scania’s wider plan to dismiss up to 5,000 employees globally.

According to Scania, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the demand for trucks. The company has not published any figures regarding planned savings in 2020 and 2021 but argues that the pandemic has led to a deep crisis and the earlier introduced temporary reductions in working hours are not enough since the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be long-lasting. 

The local trade union, in cooperation with Scania, continues to look for alternatives for dismissals. The reduction of the number of consultants is seen as one of the key ways to minimise the impact on those directly employed by Scania. 

According to the company’s website, the company has 49,000 employees globally. In total 15,000 employees work in Södertälje.  



Eurofound (2020), Scania, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 101510, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101510.