Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Espoo, Oulu, Turku
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20.59 - Manufacture of other chemical products n.e.c.

80 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 April 2013
Employment effect (start)
11 April 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


Orion Diagnostica, a producer of diagnostic tests, has announced redundancies of up to 80 employees in Finland. The company has started negotiations with employee representatives on the cuts. Orion Diagnostica is a subsidiary of pharmaceutical company Orion and has about 340 employees.

The company is considering closing its factory in Turku and changing employment terms as well as dismissing up to 80 persons. Orion states that it wants to reduce the number of products and improve its profitability and competitiveness.

Union representatives criticized Orion's plans, referring to the company's good financial results. A walkout took place two days after the company announced the redundancies. For previously reported restructurings affecting Orion Group  see Orion-FI2009 and Orion-FI2003.

Updated, 03-06-2013: Orion Diagnostica has concluded negotiations and confirmed 80 redundancies, of which 60 will be direct dismissals and the remaining 20 will be carried out through natural wastage and discontinuation of temporary positions. The closure of the Turku plant results in 40 redundancies.


  • 10 April 2013: YLE News
  • 10 April 2013: Orion press release
  • 3 June 2013: Taloussanomat
  • 12 April 2013: Taloussanomat


Eurofound (2013), Orion Diagnostica, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 75249, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75249.