Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Götenborg and Umeå.
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 October 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 April 2009
Foreseen end date
30 November 2009


Volvo Trucks, a truck manufacturer, is to lay off 400 employees at two of its sites in Sweden. 250 employees at the Gothenburg site and 150 employees at Unea have been affected. 200 part-time employees are also to be laid off in Ghent, Belgium.  The lay offs are a result of the declining automative market, and follow a preceding large number of lay offs in October.

According to Stefan Karlsson at Volvo Trucks corporate communications, the hope is to be able to include the most recent noticecs into the same time period as the ones given a month ago. Thereby the time limit will be the same for both notices (April 2009) and hopefully will be carried out before October. However, negotiations with the trade unions are not yet fully carried out and if it is not possible to merge the two notices, the timeline for this one will be delayed by one month: completed in May 2009 and be carried out before the end of November, 2009.

Volvo trucks is one of the largest truck manufacturers in the world.


  • 30 October 2008: Svenska Dagbladet


Eurofound (2008), Volvo Trucks, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 67436, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67436.