Internal restructuring
Norge; Hedmark og Oppland; Oppland
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.2 - Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment

125 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 August 2013
Employment effect (start)
31 August 2013
Foreseen end date
30 November 2013


Due to an ongoing restructuring, industrial electronics company Hapro is to dismiss additional 125 employees in its plant in Mohagen, Norway. 115 employees were dismissed in 2012 (see Hapro2012).

The main reason for the restructuring was that Hapro lost its biggest client, Cisco, who decided to move production to low-cost countries. For Hapro, this leads to substantial orders withdrawal and subsequent loss of income. The company operates within a vulnerable industry and was greatly dependent on orders from Cisco, which accounted for more than half of Hapro's revenue. 

By the end of August, it will be clear which employees are being dismissed. The need for staff reduction has been known to employees for some time, but union representatives still expressed some surprise about the high number of direct dismissals. All dismissed employees will be given individual counseling and assistance in finding new jobs.

Hapro will retain 340 employees after the restructuring is finished. Despite two years of decline, the company expects to stabilize its situation and express ambitions to expand in the longer term.


  • 15 August 2013: E24
  • 15 August 2013: NRK


Eurofound (2013), Hapro Hadeland, Internal restructuring in Norway, factsheet number 75768, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75768.