Manner-Suomi; Etelä-Suomi; Kanta-Häme
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25 - Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

106 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 June 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2012


Finnish window and door manufacturer Fenestra has announced redundancies of up to 140 employees from its window production business. The company has started negotiations with employee representatives on the proposed cuts.

Fenestra has approx. 700 employees in Finland, but the restructuring would only affect its window production, which has been unprofitable for years. The company has several plants in Finland, put particular attention focuses on the Forssa plant, which may be reduced, moved, or have its production outsourced.

The timeline for the restructuring is not known yet.

Updated, 20-08-2012: Fenestra has concluded negotiations and announced the closure of its Forssa plant. Fenestra's window production will be concentrated in Kuopio. In Forssa, 106 employees will be dismissed. The Kuopio plant has currently 90 employees, but half of them have been laid off temporarily.


  • 7 June 2012: Helsingin Sanomat
  • 7 June 2012: Rakennuslehti
  • 20 August 2012: YLE News


Eurofound (2012), Fenestra, Closure in Finland, factsheet number 73878, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73878.