Manner-Suomi; Länsi-Suomi; Pohjanmaa
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products
22.21 - Manufacture of plastic plates, sheets, tubes and profiles

93 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
26 November 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Finnish plastic pipe and well manufacturer Uponor Infra is cutting 170 jobs at its factory in Vaasa and moving production of pipes and wells to its factory in Nastola. The net impact is approximately 80 jobs lost. The aim of the relocation is to concentrate production to Nastola and thereby achieve profitable growth, greater agility and cost reduction. 80 jobs will remain in Vaasa focusing on project-management, international sales, technological development and long-distance heating. 

The local union representative is sceptical. Production was relocated to Vaasa from Forassa a couple of years ago and the union representative does not think that relocating the production once more is a solution to the companies problems.

Uponor infra has initiated employer-employee negotiations every autumn since the company was created in 2013. Across Europe, Uponor has initiated employer-employee negotiations that concern a total of 450 jobs.  

Update 3/2/2016:Following concluded employer-employee negotiations Uponor Infra will cut 93 jobs in Vaasa. Additionaly 30 jobs will be created in Nastola and 10 in Tuusula leading to a net impact of 53 jobs. Moreover Uponor-Finland, Uponor Infra's parent company, will cut 33 jobs on a national level.


  • 27 November 2015: Helsingin Sanomat
  • 26 November 2015: Svenska YLE
  • 19 January 2016: Toloussanomat


Eurofound (2015), Uponor Infra, Relocation in Finland, factsheet number 85810, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85810.