Internal restructuring
Norra Mellansverige; Gävleborgs län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Basic Metals
24.1 - Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of ferro-alloys

210 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 August 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 October 2017


The Swedish steel manufacturer and engineering company Sandvik is dismissing 210 employees at its site in Sandviken. The measure concerns white-collar employees in the company's Materials Technology section. The profitability of the company has declined due to competition, especially from Asian companies, as well as the weak economic development in the oil and gas industry. The need for restructuring measures was observed in the semi-annual report in June. Sandvik states that reductions are necessary in order to secure the future success and position of the company, but seeks to make the process quick so as to minimise the insecurity experienced by employees.

Updated, 11/10/2017: Sandvik has concluded that the job reductions will be the announced 210 white-collar employees. A large part of the reductions will concern the production of tubes and pipes.


  • 21 August 2017: svt.se
  • 21 August 2017: Arbetarbladet
  • 5 October 2017: MetallerochGruvor.se


Eurofound (2017), Sandvik, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 91782, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91782.