Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Linköping
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Computer, Electronic And Optical Products
26.11 - Manufacture of electronic components

179 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 June 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Swedish biometrics company Fingerprint Cards has announced that it will lay off 179 employees, which amounts to nearly half of the company's workforce. The layoffs are expected to reduce annual costs by SEK 350 million (€33.97 million). The president and CEO of Fingerprint Cards comments that these measures are necessary to strengthen the company's competitiveness and return to generating profitable growth.

The company's headquarter is located in Gothenburg, but branch offices can also be found in Stockholm, Linköping and Malmö. It is not stated in which geographical area the measure will be taken place nor when exactly when the employment effect will start. The company announced in a press release that the restructuring costs currently are estimated at approximately SEK 65 million (€6.28 million) and will predominantly be reported in the third quarter of 2018. 


  • 4 June 2018: Fingerprint Cards
  • 4 June 2018: Dagens Handel


Eurofound (2018), Fingerprint Cards, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 94282, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94282.