Internal restructuring
Manner-Suomi; Etelä-Suomi; Päijät-Häme
Location of affected unit(s)
Lahti and Heinola
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Paper And Paper Products
17.21 - Manufacture of corrugated paper and paperboard and of containers of paper and paperboard

47 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 September 2016
Employment effect (start)
7 November 2016
Foreseen end date


Finnish wood and paper products manufacturer Stora Enso has announced plans to consolidate the manufacturing of corrugated packaging in Finland to its plant in Lahti. The goal of the consolidation is higher profitability and competitiveness. The internal restructuring will lead to approximately 60 redundancies following disbanded production of corrugated packaging at the plant in Heinola. Co-determination negotiations will begin shortly at the plants in Lahti and Heinola and the consolidation project will start in November 2016. As part of the consolidation process Stora Enso will invest €19 million in the Lahti factory which will fund a new machine for the manufacturing of corrugated packaging.

Currently the manufacturing plant in Heinola has 150 employees and the plant in Lahti has 130 employees. Stora Enso has a total of 6 600 employees in Finland.

The ERM has previously reported on internal restructuring within Stora Enso in Finland. Most recently in 2014, 2013 and 2012.

Updated, 21/11/2016;Following concluded employer-employee negotiations Stora Enso will cut 47 positions. 


  • 15 September 2016: YLE
  • 15 September 2016: Stora Enso (company press release)
  • 10 November 2016: Stora Enso (company press release)


Eurofound (2016), Stora Enso, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 88622, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/88622.