Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Finland, Sweden
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Wholesale Of Household Goods
46.46 - Wholesale of pharmaceutical goods

130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 October 2021
Employment effect (start)
4 October 2021
Foreseen end date


Finnish pharmaceutical and healthcare products distributor Oriola announced its plan to cut up to 130 jobs in Europe. The programme’s aim is to reorganise and streamline the company’s organisation as well as to improve its profitability.

The company has started employer-employee negotiations, that will cover approximately 600 employees in Finland and Sweden. Production employees in distribution and dose-dispensing businesses, staffing services employees in Finland and pharmacy employees in Sweden will be not affected by the programme.

According to the company, the envisaged reduction of up to 130 jobs would generate annual cost savings of at least €7 million.

Being active for more than 100 years, Oriola provides health and wellbeing products across Finland and Sweden. Currently, the company employs 4,300 people across these countries.



Eurofound (2021), Oriola, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 105400, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/105400.