Manner-Suomi; Pohjois-Suomi; Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
Location of affected unit(s)
Kempele, Raahe
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26 - Manufacture of computer, electronic and optical products
New offshoring locations
China, Russian Federation

77 - 80 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 August 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


PKC Electronics, a subsidiary of PKC Group, has announced plans to lay off up to 80 workers from its two locations in Finland. The company has initiated mandatory negotiations with employee representatives on the proposed cuts, which could affect both of its locations in Finland.

PKC Electronics provides electronics design and manufacturing services for telecommunications, commercial vehicle, medical, and electronics industries. The company states that its clients have moved their production to lower-cost countries and it must follow the clients.

In addition to Finland, PKC Group runs its electronics business in China and Russia. It also has wiring harness factories in Brazil, Estonia. Germany, Mexico, Poland, and Ukraine.

Updated 03-10-2011: PKC Electronics has concluded negotiations and announced dismissals of 77 workers.


  • 3 October 2011: Helsingin Sanomat
  • 17 August 2011: Tekniikka & Talous
  • 17 August 2011: YLE Internet News


Eurofound (2011), PKC Electronics, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Finland, factsheet number 72277, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72277.