The reason for the measures is overcapacity at the production plants in Turku and Oulunsalo as well as the decreased demand for certain older-generation products manufactured at the Espoo plant, which has led to permanently decreased work loads.
As announced by Orion's management when the negotiations were introduced, lay-offs will be tried to be avoided by utilising relocation possibilities and by offering job opportunities also in Orion's other business divisions. All the persons whose tasks will end in Oulunsalo and Espoo will be offered an opportunity to be either relocated to the site of Orion Diagnostica in Turku or to be recruited into jobs vacant elsewhere in the Orion Group.
After the rearrangements, Orion Diagnostica will continue operations in Finland at its sites in Espoo, Turku and Oulu, where the product development unit in the Medipolis Research Center may also offer new job opportunities for some persons.
Jukka Viinanen Olli Huotari
President and CEO General Counsel
Jukka Viinanen, President and CEO, Orion Corporation, phone +358 10 429 3710
Jaakko Rissanen, President, Orion Diagnostica Oy, phone +358 10 429 4858
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