Manner-Suomi; Etelä-Suomi; Uusimaa
Location of affected unit(s)
Pinjainen, Raasepori
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25.7 - Manufacture of cutlery, tools and general hardware
New offshoring locations

61 - 107 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 March 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Finnish manufacturer of scissors, axes, snow tools and gardening tools Fiskars will initiate employer-employee negotiations on 29 March which aims to cut 107 jobs at its factory in Pinjainen, Raasepori. Fiskars is currently manufacturing gardening tools both in Finland and in Poland, but in the future all manufacturing of gardening tools will take place in Poland, while employees  at the Pinjainen factory will be made redundant. In total 286 employees are concerned by the negotiations. The factory in Pinjainen will in the future focus on the production of scissors, axes and snow tools. The relocation of production to Poland is motivated by increased global competition and Fiskars states that the relocation is necessary in order to keep the manufacturing effective.

The head of production at the factory and the local union leader has declined to comment on the relocation, both awaiting the upcoming negotiations.

The ERM has previously reported on the closure of Fiskars factory in Helsinki in November 2015.

Update 16/5/2016:Following concluded employer-employee negotiations 61 jobs will be cut at Fiskars factory in Pinjainen, Raasepoori. Employer-employee negotiations will be resumed in 2017 though, which according to the local union leader means continued insecurity for the workers at the factory.


  • 21 March 2016: Svenska YLE
  • 11 May 2016: Svenska YLE


Eurofound (2016), Fiskars, Offshoring/Delocalisation in Finland, factsheet number 86850, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86850.