EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Sweden
Region: Västra Götalands län; Västsverige
Location of affected unit(s): Trollhättan


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Number Employed: 650

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-08-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 300
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Direct Dismissals: 300

Additional Information

Nevs, a Swedish car manufacturer, plans to cut 300 jobs in Trollhättan, located in the western part of Sweden. The planned job reductions concern 200 white-collar workers and 100 blue-collar workers. 

According to the owner of the plant, the Chinese firm Evergrande, the job reductions are linked to the need to invest in the future.  However, Evergrande has been struggling financially for some time. 

The local shop steward argues that the planned job-cuts were not a complete surprise since the trade union was aware of the financial struggles of Evergrande.

In 2012, Nevs bought Saab’s bankruptcy estate. Nevs was bought by Evergrande 2019. Nevs employs approximately 650 persons in Sweden.