Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Tampere, Laitila
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.1 - Manufacture of glass and glass products

102 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 August 2020
Employment effect (start)
20 August 2020
Foreseen end date


Pilkington Automotive, a Finnish manufacturer of glass-products for vehicles, dismisses a total of 102 employees at its production units in Tampere and Laitila. The reductions cover all employee groups. In addition, all employees from both units will be temporarily laid off for a maximum of 90 days. Some 16 employees will be temporarily laid off for an open-ended period. 

According to Pilkington Automotive, these changes are needed due to the sudden drop in demand during Spring 2020. The company argues that sales decreased by 50% as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The company estimates that the COVID-19 crisis will have long-lasting effects on the market. 

Pilkington Automotive has approximately 580 employees. Company's net sales for 2019 were €99,47 million with profit €4,57 million. The company’s net sales increased by 7% between 2018 and 2019.  



Eurofound (2020), Pilkington Automotive, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 101540, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101540.