Business expansion
Mellersta Norrland; Västernorrlands län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Other Transport Equipment
30.40 - Manufacture of military fighting vehicles

250 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
14 January 2021
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 December 2021


Hägglunds, a Swedish manufacturer of military vehicles, plans to recruit 150 employees by the end of 2021. In addition, 100 consultants will be contracted. The recruited employees will work at the production unit located in Örnsköldsvik, northern Sweden. 

The company signed a SEK 5 billion (approximately €500 million) contract with the Netherlands which requires the company to hire additional staff. Hägglunds will upgrade 122 armoured vehicles for the country. This is the second large contract the company has signed in the past months. In November 2020, the company signed a contract with Switzerland for increasing the lifespan of its military vehicles.

Hägglunds is part of BAE Systems, a multinational defence and security company. In Sweden, BAE systems also owns BAE Systems Bofors. According to BAE System’s website, the company employs approximately 1,100 in Sweden. 



Eurofound (2021), Hägglunds, Business expansion in Sweden, factsheet number 103496, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/103496.