Internal restructuring
Västsverige; Västra Götalands län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Scientific Research And Development
72.1 - Research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering

180 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 September 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


CEVT, a research and development company owned by Geely Automotive, has announced its plan to dismiss up to 180 employees working at its research centre in Gothenburg, south-western Sweden. In addition, the company will reduce the number of consultants working in Gothenburg. 

According to CEVT, restructuring is needed because the company is in the process of shifting its focus from traditional cars towards new solutions such as software upgrades for connected cars and self-driving technology. The company needs new types of competencies that cannot be acquired through on-the-job training.  

CEVT employs approximately 2,000 workers in Gothenburg. Its owner, Geely, is a Chinese multinational automotive company that also owns Volvo Cars and parts of AB Volvo. 


  • 1 September 2020: Dagens Nyheter (www.dn.se)


Eurofound (2020), CEVT, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 101637, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101637.