Finnish cargo-handling machinery maker Cargotec announces savings measures in its subsidiary MacGregor to respond to the weakening market situation due to the low oil price and low number of new merchant ship orders.
Cargotec is laying off some 220 employees globally at its MacGregor business. The countries where the impact of the planned measures is estimated to be biggest are Sweden, Singapore and Norway.
"MacGregor is planning to reach savings by reviewing resourcing and making the necessary adjustments with a plan to reduce the use of external workforce and the number of own personnel. Simultaneously MacGregor continues to have a strong focus on the earlier announced development programmes to improve the internal effectiveness," says a press release from the company.
The possible measures for the personnel reductions will be initiated locally according to the requirements and legislation of each country. The target is to achieve annual savings of EUR 20 million.
MacGregor employs globally approximately 2,750 persons in 33 countries, with the biggest number of personnel in Norway 630, Germany 460, China 350 and Sweden 300.
According to Cargotec, the initiated measures are estimated to create restructuring costs of EUR 5 million in 2015.