Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
France, the Netherlands
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Paper And Paper Products
17 - Manufacture of paper and paper products

1,200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
26 October 2004
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2004
Foreseen end date
31 December 2005


As a result of the pressure on profit levels, SCA (Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget) will accelerate a number of cost-reduction measures and lay off a total of 1,200 persons in France, the Netherlands and Australia. SCA expects to start the implementation of its programme in the fourth quarter of 2004 and to conclude it in 2005. In the context of this plan, all production of incontinence products will be moved from the plant in Mâcon to the plant in Linselles (France) and the production of feminine hygiene products will be concentrated to Gemerská-Hôrka (Slovakia). These two projects will result in personnel reductions in France and the Netherlands.


  • 26 October 2004: Interim Report by SCA
  • 26 October 2004: Dagens Nyheter


Eurofound (2004), SCA, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 60731, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/60731.