Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Kangasala, Rusko
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.61 - Manufacture of concrete products for construction purposes

143 - 157 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 December 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 January 2020


Parma, a Finnish manufacturer of precast concrete, announced the shutdown of its production plants in Kangasala and Rusko, causing 156 redundancies by the end of January 2020. The decision will affect 45 blue-collar workers in Rusko and 98 blue-collar workers in Kangasala. In addition to these dismissals, the company announced a further reduction of 14 administrative positions. There is no concrete information for the latter measure.

According to the management, the decreasing demand for precast concrete and other products manufactured by the company has impacted its profitability. The company estimates that cement demand will continue decreasing in the upcoming years and that the construction market growth will slow down. The management aims to support the affected workers by offering alternative occupations at other production plants, owned by the company. 

Parma is part of the international Consolis Group. 


  • 9 December 2019: YLE (yle.fi)
  • 9 December 2019: Parma Oy - press release (parma.fi)
  • 17 December 2019: Parma Oy - press release (parma.fi)


Eurofound (2019), Parma, Internal restructuring in Finland, factsheet number 99453, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99453.