Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Lövholmen, Färila, Heby, Nyby, Kastet, Valbo, Skutskär and Katrineholm
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 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
28 February 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2008
Foreseen end date
31 December 2008


Setra is the biggest manufacturer of wooden products in Sweden, with sawmills and refineries in 18 Swedish towns. Setra is now planning to reduce a total of 150 jobs in five of its sawmills (Lövholmen, Färila, Heby, Nyby and Kastet), two of its refineries (Valbo and Skutskär) and the distribution unit in Katrineholm, during the last half of the year 2008. The reduction is due to unusually high levels of stored wood in Europe after last year's storm which has led to extremely high levels of storage at Setra. The company says that they are hoping to be able to recreate the jobs again in 2009.


  • 29 February 2008: Svenska Dagbladet
  • 29 February 2008: Dagens Industri


Eurofound (2008), Setra, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 66360, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/66360.