Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Oerebro, Skara, Linköping and Kristianstad
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.1 - Processing and preserving of meat and production of meat products

127 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
40 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
4 March 2014
Employment effect (start)
26 May 2014
Foreseen end date
4 March 2015


Finnish meat producer HK Scan plans an internal restructuring, resulting in the loss of 140 jobs at the sites in Skara and Örebro. Furthermore, the company is to create 40 jobs in Linköping and Kristianstad. The net employment effect hence is the loss of 100 jobs.

The plan is to centralise the production and enhance efficiency. All slaughtering and butchering of pigs are to be conducted in Kristianstad (Skåne) and Siljans Chark (Dalarna), leading to a loss of jobs in Skara and Örebro. The sites in Skara and Örebro will continue producing ready meals such as Swedish meatballs and hamburgers.

Negotiations with trade unions have been finalised.

The ERM previously reported on restructurings at the same company in 2012, 2009 and 2007.

Updated 26/05/2014: Negotiations with trade unions have now concluded and an agreement was made that 127 jobs will be cut at the site in Skara. 


  • 4 March 2014: Svenska Dagbladet
  • 14 May 2014: DN
  • 4 March 2014: Sverige Radio P4


Eurofound (2014), HK Scan, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 76683, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76683.