Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Lund, Mölndal, Södertälje
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Basic Pharmaceutical Products And Pharmaceutical Preparations
21 - Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations

2,000 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 June 2007
Employment effect (start)
25 October 2007
Foreseen end date
1 January 2010


Pharmaceutical company Astra Zeneca has announced it is to cut 2000 jobs as it is facing patent challenges and escalating generic competition. The firm attributes the job reductions to slow growth within the pharmaceutical sector. The jobs are mainly located on the production side. The units in Södertälje will be affected the most where an estimated 1700 jobs are planned to be cut over the next 3 year period. The other 300 job cuts will be spread over Lund and Mölndal (no further information is available). These changes will be fully implemented by 2010.


  • 22 June 2007: Svenska Dagbladet
  • 1 October 2007: Svenska Dagbladet


Eurofound (2007), Astra Zeneca, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 65544, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65544.