Norra Mellansverige; Gävleborgs län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Gävle (Gävleborg)
Manufacture Of Computer, Electrical Electronic And Optical Products
Manufacture Of Electrical Equipment
27.2 - Manufacture Of Batteries And Accumulators

100 - 110 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 November 2023
Employment effect (start)
30 November 2023
Foreseen end date


The Swedish battery-manufacturer Nilar has declared bankruptcy last week, citing low liquidity and an inability to shore up finances. This bankruptcy will affect all the approximately 100 employees at their factory in Gävle. There are currently no plans for a takeover of operations from another company.

Local union representatives say the bankruptcy was unexpected: “They went out this week and said they needed capital, but it came as a surprise when they filed for bankruptcy instead.”

Nilar International is a designer, developer and manufacturer of batteries with its headquarters in Gävle, Sweden. This is also where all of its battery development and manufacturing takes place.


  • 30 November 2023: Ännu en batteritillverkare ansöker om konkurs – cirka 100 berörs (www.verkstaderna.se)
  • 30 November 2023: Nilar begär sig i konkurs – över 100 jobb hotas i Gävle (www.svt.se)


Eurofound (2023), Nilar, Bankruptcy in Sweden, factsheet number 200586, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/200586.