Location of affected unit(s)
Falun and Sibbhult
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29 - Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers

1,200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
1,200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
14 March 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The truck manufactuer Scania has concluded co-determination negotiations on moving the production of axles and gearboxes from the company's units in Falun (650 employees) and Sibbhult (550 employees) to Södertälje, close to Stockholm. The company declared in a press release that all the employees will be offered continued employment in Södertälje and that it is working to find replacement industries for the affected communities.'We are acting now in order to maintain our long term competitiveness and to retain jobs in Sweden', said Per Hallberg, Scania's Head of Production and Procurement.

Only 100 of the workers from Falun and Sibbhult have started to work at Scania in Södertälje after the relocation. Scania is therefore eventually employing new people, and as it was announced on 28 April 2007, the company will employ by the end of the year people who have been affected by restructuring at Astra Zeneca.


  • 14 March 2006: Sveriges Radio
  • 14 March 2006: Press Release by Scania
  • 14 March 2006: Dagens Nyheter
  • 28 April 2007: Svenska Dagbladet


Eurofound (2006), Scania, Relocation in Sweden, factsheet number 63293, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63293.