Internal restructuring
Norge; Hedmark og Oppland; Oppland
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

120 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 September 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2008
Foreseen end date


Hydro Aluminium Structures at Raufoss is a part of Norsk Hydro, and produces among other things bumper parts for Audi and BMW. Already in July the company announced downsizing because of lower demand from car manufacturers. On the 30th September the company told the media that 120 of the 600 employees had to leave. Two thirds - around 80 - will receive lay-off notice, and the remainder will be subject to dismissal or early retirement.The exact number of dismissals is still to early to tell. The downsizing has already started, but there are no further indications of a timeframe. The union representatives complained to the media in July that Norsk Hydro were not committed to the production of automotive components, and they feared at least 50 dismissals.


  • 5 July 2008: Oppland Arbeiderblad
  • 30 September 2008: TV2


Eurofound (2008), Hydro Aluminium, Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 67157, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67157.