Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Lund, Kista, Hässleholm
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products

465 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 October 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2009
Foreseen end date
30 June 2009


In July 2008, Sony Ericsson announced that they were to implement a savings plan with the goal of decreasing expenses worth of EUR300 million a year. At the same time the company announced a redundancy of 2,000 employees of a total of 12,000 in the world. In October 2008, it stood clear that 870 of the employees at the three sites in Sweden (Hässle-holm, Lund and Kista) were affected and given notice. In December, the results from the negotiations were presented. Lund is the company's largest site in Sweden, with a total of 3,100 employees (and 1400 external consultants, who will lose their contract with Sony Ericsson). After negotiations, 50 out of 230 planned redundancies will take place in Lund. In Hasselholm, 75 employees will be transferred to the site of Lund. However, 15 will be dismissed. In Kista, out of 1100 employees (including external consultants), 400 will lose their positions.


  • 7 October 2008: Svenska Dagbladet
  • 1 October 2008: Dagens Industri
  • 11 December 2008: Dagens Industri


Eurofound (2008), Sony Ericsson, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 67911, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67911.