Norra Mellansverige; Gävleborgs län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Gävle, Allingsås
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.82 - Manufacture of cocoa, chocolate and sugar confectionery

205 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 March 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2013
Foreseen end date
31 January 2014


Swedish chocolate and candy manufacturer Cloetta will reduce their workforce by 205 employees in Sweden. 150 jobs will be cut at Gävle, where the plant will be closed in the beginning of 2014. Another factory in Allinsås will be closed in early 2013 and 30 employees will be made redundant. 25 employees who work in warehousing will be given notices. 

In addition to the affected jobs in Sweden, 140 jobs in Aura (Finland) will be cut. The majority of the production will be moved to Levice in Slovakia and Ljungsbro in Sweden. The company intends to provide support to the employees made redundant in order to find new jobs.

The company indicated overcapacity in the production structure as a reason for the restructuring and also it is claimed to be a consequence of the merger between Cloetta and Leaf. The restructuring will be implemented over a long time period. 


  • 8 March 2012: Dagens Industri
  • 8 March 2012: Svenska Dagbladet


Eurofound (2012), Cloetta, Closure in Sweden, factsheet number 73213, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73213.