Sandvik to Layoff 1,500; Cut Temporary Jobs

Responding to weak global demand, Swedish manufacturer Sandvik Group announced efforts to reduce overcapacity and increase productivity at many of its facilities. The measures include lay-offs, termination of temporary contracts, and the closure of a production unit in Perth, Australia.
The global market trend is currently very weak. The decline described in conjunction with the report for the third quarter has deteriorated significantly in several segments, primarily relating to the automotive and engineering industries. Consequently, these measures have been deemed necessary, while we cannot rule out the need for additional measures at a later stage,"says Lars Pettersson, president and CEO of Sandvik AB.
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