Internal restructuring
Småland med öarna; Jönköpings län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacturing Of Machinery And Equipment
Manufacture Of Machinery And Equipment N.E.C.
28.24 - Manufacture of power-driven hand tools

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 November 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2014


Husqvarna, Swedish manufacturer of lawn and garden equipment, has decided to reduce its staff at its production plan in Huskvarna by 300 employees to improve profitability. The reductions are part of a global program in which 600 employees will be let go. Husqvarna has 15,700 employees worldwide and 1500 employees at the affected facility.

The Union of Metalworkers questioned whether it will be possible to keep production going after such large reductions. For earlier round of redundancies see here: 14580138621159111592.

The reductions will start taking effect in the first half of 2013 and will be completely implemented by the end of 2014. The savings induced are calculated to be 160 million SEK in 2013 and 220 million SEK in 2014 while the costs are estimated to 250 million SEK.


  • 7 November 2012: Sverigesradio


Eurofound (2012), Husqvarna, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 74457, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74457.