Internal restructuring
Östra Mellansverige; Örebro län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25.4 - Manufacture of weapons and ammunition

70 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 April 2014
Employment effect (start)
24 April 2014
Foreseen end date


British weapons and defence manufacturer BAE Systems Bofors announced that it will cut 75 jobs on its site in Karlskoga. This branch of BAE Systems mainly produces missiles and ammunition. 

The job cuts will mainly affect white-collar workers. According to the source the job cuts are a result of decreasing demand within the research department. The company is now entering into negotiations with trade unions and these are due to be concluded by mid-June. 

The ERM has reported on a previous restructuring event at BAE Systems Bofors in 2008.

Updated 27/06/2014: After concluding negoatiations with trade unions, 70 employees will be made redundant at BAE Systems in Karlskoga. The company will make the cuts through voluntary redundancies and early retirement. 


  • 23 April 2014: Nerikes Allehanda
  • 18 June 2014: Evertiq.se
  • 23 April 2014: Sveriges Radio P4


Eurofound (2014), BAE Systems Bofors, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 76901, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76901.