Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Boxholm, Myresjö, Rörvik, Sandsjöfors and Tranemo
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16.1 - Sawmilling and planing of wood

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


Rörvik Timber in Husqvarna, a firm that operates in the timber sector, has announced that it is to cut 50 jobs at different units in the southern part of Sweden. This includes 12 temporary workers at the mills in Boxholm, Myresjö, Rörvik, Sandsjöfors and Tranemo. As of October 2012, it is not yet known when the job losses will be implemented by.

It is reported that the reason behind this measure is the weak European market, combined with the fact that the price of sawmill products has fallen considerably whereas the price of raw material has not decreased correspondingly, making sales less profitable.

By the end of 2011, Rörvik Timber had 347 employees.


  • 23 October 2012: Sveriges Radio


Eurofound (2012), Rörvik Timber, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 74368, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74368.