Internal restructuring
Manner-Suomi; Etelä-Suomi; Varsinais-Suomi
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products
22.29 - Manufacture of other plastic products

110 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 June 2012
Employment effect (start)
30 June 2012
Foreseen end date


Foxconn, a Finnish producer of mobile phone covers, is to close down its plant in Salo, Finland, and lay off about 110 employees. The company has concluded mandatory negotiations which started with employee representatives in March.

Foxconn has been producing parts for mobile phone maker Nokia, which also owns a plant in the same location. After Nokia's decision to cease assembly work in Salo (Fact sheet 19831), Foxconn considers closing the business. The company is not closing the plant entirely yet as it wants to be able to resume production if the market situation improves.

As reported, Finland has applied for assistance from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF).


  • 1 June 2012: Helsingin Sanomat
  • 1 June 2012: Proliitto union press release
  • 1 June 2012: Salon Seudun Sanomat


Eurofound (2012), Foxconn, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 73689, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73689.