Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Sweden, UK, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Paper And Paper Products
17.12 - Manufacture of paper and paperboard

3,600 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 August 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2007


The paper company SCA will implement an extensive efficiency enhancement program and cut 3,600 jobs. All business areas will be affected by the plan which is expected to result in annual saving of SEK 1,550 million by the end of 2007. Some 75% of the planned job reduction will be carried in Europe. Jan Åström, CEO of the company, said in an interview that paper mills would be closed in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. Details regarding the number of dismissals per country have not been given, except for Sweden, where 400 jobs will be cut.


  • 25 September 2005: Göteborgs-Posten
  • 25 August 2005: Dagens Nyheter
  • 25 July 2005: Press release by SCA


Eurofound (2005), SCA, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 62181, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62181.