The measures involve the laying-off of employees for a period of a maximum of 90 days. The proposed lay-offs started in December 2013, with some exceptions and this move is likely to affect around 355 employees at the two facilities, though not all at the same time.

According to Raute, the measures are to be applied flexibly depending on the orders position and could last until the end of 2014. These adjustments in personnel are Raute’s response to the sharply regressive receipts of orders since the beginning of 2013 and to delays in planned projects.