Trelleborg AB is set to initiate cost cutting measures that will involve "targeted personnel reductions," in response to declining demand.
By not fulfilling vacancies, reviewing the need of temporary employees and terminating permanent contracts, the company expects to reduce the number of employees by about 700 people, company spokeswoman Karin Larsson said in a written statement to European Rubber Journal.
The cuts mainly will affect Trelleborg Wheel Systems and Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, according to Larsson.
"We need to internally review our set up and have the necessary discussions with unions. So, we believe the majority of the workforce will leave Trelleborg during 2020," she said.
In its quarterly financial statement issued July 18, Trelleborg noted a "trend shifted" during the second quarter of 2019, as a downturn in June reversed the improvements observed in May and April.