Internal restructuring
Slovenija; Podravska;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.42 - Aluminium production

227 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 January 2007
Employment effect (start)
1 March 2007
Foreseen end date
30 November 2007


Talum, a manufacturer of aluminium products, is currently employing 1037 people. Its production includes foundry alloys, extrusion ingots (billets), slugs and discs, and evaporators. By the end of November 2007, Talum will reduce the production of primary aluminium from 120,000 to about 85,000 tonnes by closing down Electrolysis B. The strategy of the company is to reduce the consumption of electricity. This will be achieved by decreasing the production of primary aluminium and increasing the production of secondary aluminium, as production of the latter is of much lower energy intensity. Talum is now working on a detailed programme to close down Electrolysis B. The programme will be ready by the end of February 2007. The number of jobs threatened is not yet known, but it is already clear that the fixed-term contracts of 85 employees will not be renewed.

UPDATE: On February 1, 2007, the management of Talum announced the final number of job cuts due to the closure of Electrolysis B. 140 of the 950 employees holding permanent contracts will lose their jobs. In addition, the contracts of 87 employees, whose work is based on fixed-term contracts, will not be renewed. Thus, the total job loss will be 227. The company management says it will try to find soft measures for the redundant employees.


  • 18 January 2007: Delo
  • 1 February 2007: Delo
  • : (www.talum.si)


Eurofound (2007), Talum, Internal restructuring in Slovenia, factsheet number 64777, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64777.