Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Denmark, US
Manufacture Of Tobacco Products
Manufacture Of Tobacco Products
12.00 - Manufacture of tobacco products

120 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 October 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2018
Foreseen end date


The Scandinavian Tobacco Group announced on 23 October 2018 that 120 employees will be dismissed as part of a global savings plan. The company director calls the initiative "Fuelling the Growth"; the aim is to ensure that the company is more competitive and able to adapt to changing market conditions.

The company can not yet state which countries will be touched by the redundancies. In addition to the redundancies, the group is planning to optimize logistics and  to set up a a global procurement department to reduce production costs.

In September 2016, the company closed a cigar factory in Nykøbing Falster (100 jobs). At the same time, a factory in Belgium was closed, so the number of production sites went from 14 to 12. Two months later, the company dismissed150 workers in Europe.



Eurofound (2018), Scandinavian Tobacco Group, Internal restructuring in World, factsheet number 95792, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/95792.