Internal restructuring
Småland med öarna; Kalmar län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Orrefors, Kosta, and Åfors
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.13 - Manufacture of hollow glass

130 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 October 2012
Employment effect (start)
2 October 2012
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


New Wave Group, owner of Swedish glassmaker Orrefors Kosta Boda (OKB), has announced that it will cut 130 jobs at three glass plants in Sweden. The downsizing, which affects workers at the Orrefors, Kosta, and Åfors plants in southern Sweden, occurs mainly in production but other departments will also be subject to cutbacks.

The announcement follows a decision to discontinue production at the glassworks located in Åfors and Orrefors and concentrate the production in the glassworks in Kosta. The measure is undertaken for profit improvements, New Wave Group has during the years 2008-2012 covered losses in OKB in approximately 300 MSEK.

As of October 2012 it is not yet known when the job losses will be implemented by but it is expected to be completed during 2013.


  • 2 October 2012: Svenska Dagbladet


Eurofound (2012), Orrefors Kosta Boda, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 74210, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74210.