Employee cooperation negotiations have been finalised in Patria’s Aerostructures composite unit. Negotiations concerned all the unit’s personnel and were started due to productional and financial reasons as well as reorganisation of work as the delivery rates have further reduced in long-term projects.

Negotiations resulted in shortening the working week to a four-day week during the first half of the year and the factory will be closed for two weeks during summertime. Additionally, there will be some variable full-time lay-offs.

Aerostructures Business Unit designs and manufactures composite- and metal aerospace structures. The unit employs approximately 160 persons in Finland, in Halli, Jämsä and in Tampere.

Further information: Mikko Kilpeläinen, SVP Operations, Ae­ro­struc­tu­res, Pat­ria, tel. +358 40 869 3588, [email protected]​patria.​fi

Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria’s mission is to give its customers confidence in all conditions, and the vision is to be the #1 partner for critical operations. Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Estonia and Spain. Net sales totaled EUR 476.1 million in 2018, and Patria employs 2,800 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Norwegian Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.