EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Boras Wäkveri

Boras Wäkveri

Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Norra Mellansverige


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of textiles, apparel, leather and related products
13.9 - Manufacture of other textiles
Number Employed: 800
Group: Boras Wäkveri

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 30-08-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 80
Planned Job Reductions max: 80
Type of Restructuring: Offshoring/Delocalisation
Direct Dismissals: 80

Additional Information

Borås Wäfveri, which employs 5600 people, whereof 85% in Sweden, has decided to cut 80 jobs. Part of the production will be relocated from the present plant in Borås to another plant in Estonia. The production of textile products with high technological content will continue in Borås, where 100 jobs are expected be maintained.