Norge; Nord-Norge; Nordland
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16.23 - Manufacture Of Other Builders' Carpentry And Joinery

100 - 103 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
26 September 2023
Employment effect (start)
26 October 2023
Foreseen end date
31 December 2023


Window manufacturer Natre Vinduer will close its factory at Hemnesberget in northern Norway, after 99 years in operation. 103 employees will be affected and parts of the production will be moved to Natres factory in Gjøvik. It is not yet clear how many of the employees will be offered to transfer. The closure is part of a strategy to invest in fewer, more robust production facilities.

Natre Vinduer is part of danish corporation Dovista, which recently also announced the closure of its production facilities in Lian, Norway, which would have entailed an additional 100 jobs cut. The factory in Lian was subsequently sold to a holding company representing investments from a local bank, municipality and private investors, with the explicit aim of retaining the jobs and the production at the factory in Lian.

The closure of the factory at Hemnesberget is described as a major shock to the local labour market in the municipality with 4.000 inhabitants. Natre Vinduer reports to cooperate with the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration and has taken initiative for a joint job fair where previous employees can meet potential new employers.



Eurofound (2023), Natre Vinduer, Closure in Norway, factsheet number 200405, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200405.