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Largest Finnish-based industrial companies shrink at home,
employ more people outside Finland

Helsinki (17.04.2009 / edited 20.04.2009 - Juhani Artto) This year, the sixteen largest Finnish-based industrial companies have, in total, approximately 106,000 employees in Finland - a quarter less than in 2000. In the same period the companies have almost doubled their personnel abroad.

A similar trend affects the whole industrial sector, but at a slower space. According to the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK Finnish-based companies of the sector employed 442,000 people in Finland last year and 360,000 outside of the country. In 2000, almost 500,000 people worked, in Finland, in the industrial sector.

Among the sixteen largest companies more than half of the domestic drop in the number of employees took place in the forest industry. Most of the changes in other sectors were modest.

Outside of Finland almost half of the personnel enlargement took place in the world's number one mobile telephone company Nokia. Half of Nokia's growth abroad was a result of the 2006 merger of network businesses of Nokia and Siemens.  

Also a few other technology industry companies, such as Metso, Kone and Elcoteq, significantly expanded their labour force outside of Finland. The total number of employees abroad of the three largest forest industry companies decreased slightly.

 

Employees in Finland

Employees outside of Finland

Company 2000 2009 2000 2009
Nokia 23,267 23,320 31,993 102,509
UPM 21,620 12,792 9,897 13,225
Stora Enso 15,037 11,040 25,189 23,732
YIT 7,486 10,055 1,119 15,729
Sanoma 9,316 9,785 1,050 11,544
Metso 9,742 9,252 12,088 20,070
Rautaruukki 7,741 6,955 4,750 7,331
Tieto 4,768 5,982 6,290 10,636
Wärtsilä 3,684 3,574 14,233 15,237
Outokumpu 6,607 3,182 5,365 8,551
Fortum 9,556 3,045 4,569 12,534
M-real 6,584 2,258 8,367 4,288
Kemira 4,690 2,137 5,653 7,268
Kone 1,520 1,740 21,200 32,195
Ahlström 3,627 700 7,400 5,665
Elcoteq 1,066 217 5,081 18,613
All 16 136,311 106,034 164,244 309,127

Source: Jukka Lukkari, Suomalaisten yritysten väki valuu ulkomaille, Tekniikka&Talous 03.04.2009