Masi Company, the largest manufacturer of jeans in the Nordic countries, will run down its primary production operations in Keitele, Eastern Finland, in order to transfer them to a contract manufacturer in Estonia, Savon Sanomat reported on Wednesday.
The over 40-year-old company will, however, continue its other operations, such as finishing and storing, in the Northern Savonian town.
In addition, Masi Company will transfer the manufacturing of Fredrikson graduation hats from Jyväskylä to Keitele.
Pekka Vyyryläinen, the managing director at Masi Company, emphasises that economic woes are not to blame for the shake-up, but rather the lack of available workforce in Finland. At present, the company provides employment to 120 people, a fair share of whom are set to retire in the near future and leave the production facilities short-staffed.
Piia Elonen – HS
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
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