Manner-Suomi; Etelä-Suomi; Uusimaa
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.1 - Warehousing and storage

51 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 April 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Finnish retailing conglomerate Kesko has initiated employer-employee negotiations concerning the closure of Rautakesko's logistics centre in Kerava. Up to 131 employees will be made redundant following the closure, although Kesko will try to find jobs for some of the logistic centre's employees in other branches of Kesko. The reason for the closure is that the department store chain Antilla will not extend its current contract regarding warehousing operations with Kesko. Antilla was previously owned by Kasko and the department store chain was sold last year.

The ERM has previously reported on internal restructuring at Kesko at in March and October 2014.

UPDATE 2016/06/27:Following concluded employer-employee negotiations 51 employees will be made redundant at Kesko. In total 131 jobs were cut but redundancies could be kept down by offering employees jobs in other Kesko departments, 80 of the 131 employees at the Rautakesko logistic centre in Kerava will remain at Kesko working with other tasks. The employees that were made redundant have either retired or found new jobs at other companies.


  • 7 April 2016: Kesko Press release
  • 7 April 2016: Hufvudstadsbladet (HBL)
  • 7 April 2016: Svenska YLE
  • 17 June 2016: MTV Internet News


Eurofound (2016), Kesko, Closure in Finland, factsheet number 87280, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87280.