Internal restructuring
Östra Mellansverige; Västmanlands län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment

65 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 November 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Electronics component manufacturer Enics has initiated employer-employee negotiations aiming to cut 65 jobs in its factory in Västerås, Sweden. Enics states that the internal restructuring is necessary in order to uphold competitiveness. The long term vision is that the site in Västerås will be a competence centre for services within construction of electronic components, manufacturing and post-market services. Today the company already serves customers with production and engineering services, but the restructuring entails a higher degree of automation which will lead to fewer jobs. Furthermore, Enics is a sub-contractor for both Bombardier and ABB and is affected by changes in the two large companies, beyond direct market effects.

Out of the 65 redundancies, 50 will affect blue collar and 15 will affect white collar employees. The layoffs will be executed during the upcoming six months. The local blue collar union representative hopes that the number of layoffs will be reduced through negotiations and is partly surprised by the high number of announced redundancies.

Enics has a total of 250 employees in Västerås and 3200 employees worldwide. The ERM previously reported on lay offs at the site in Västerås in 2012. Another 48 jobs were cut in 2013. 


  • 21 November 2016: VLT
  • 21 November 2016: VLT


Eurofound (2016), Enics, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 89154, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/89154.