Internal restructuring
Norra Mellansverige;
Location of affected unit(s)
Borlänge, Oxelösund, and Luleå.
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.2 - Manufacture of tubes, pipes, hollow profiles and related fittings, of steel

450 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 October 2012
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


SSAB, a steel manufacturer of hot and cold reduced strip, has announced that 350 employees will be made redundant in the Swedish operations. Additionally, 100 that are employed on temporary contracts will be dismissed. The measure affects approximately 200 employees in Borlänge, 150 in Oxelösund, and 100 in Luleå. By the end of 2011 SSAB employed approximately 8800 in Sweden.

The downsizing is part of the efficiency program within SSAB EMEA aimed at increasing flexibility throughout the entire business operation. As of October 2012 it is not yet known when the job losses will be implemented by.


  • 11 October 2012: Svenska Dagbladet


Eurofound (2012), SSAB, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 74287, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74287.