Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Denmark, Germany, Balkan area, Russia, Finland
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20.30 - Manufacture of paints, varnishes and similar coatings, printing ink and mastics

290 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 October 2018
Employment effect (start)
5 October 2018
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


Finnish paints and coatings company Tikkurila has announced an ‘extensive program to boost profitability’ to save at least €30 million through divestments and closing down certain business operations and sites. In this framework, Tikkurila has announced the divestment of business operations in the Balkan area, discontinuation of operations in Germany and the closing down of a small production site in Russia and in Denmark. These measures will result in the reduction of the headcount by 290. Last August 2018, the company announced plans to make headcount reductions for areas in which overlaps, and opportunities to streamline operations have been identified. As a result, 210 jobs were cut. Three previous restructuring, in Finland, are recorded in the ERM Database in 2015 (41 job cuts), 2011 (100 job cuts) and in 2009 (163 job cuts).



Eurofound (2018), Tikkurila, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 95626, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/95626.