Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Avesta, Degerfors, Nyby
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.1 - Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys

170 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 December 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Outokumpu, a Finnish Steel production company, has completed collective bargaining negotiations and will dismiss 170 employees in Sweden. The job cuts are a result of the negotiations announced in November 2020 during which 190 planned job losses where announced in Sweden. The company's units in Avesta, Degerfors and Nyby are affected by the job cuts. 

In addition to the job cuts in Sweden, the company announced that it will dismiss 480 employees in Finland and Germany. The job cuts are a part of a larger restructuring programme, which intends to cut 1,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2021. According to the company, high import pressure and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy have forced the company to reduce fixed costs, of which personnel expenses are a significant part. 

Outokumpu is a global company whose head office is located in Finland. Outokumpu currently has 10,000 employees worldwide. 



Eurofound (2020), Outokumpu , Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 102955, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/102955.