Internal restructuring
Sydsverige; Blekinge län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.42 - Manufacture of ceramic sanitary fixtures

43 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
22 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 August 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 November 2008
Foreseen end date
31 March 2009


Ifö Sanitär produces bathroom and kitchen sanitary solutions in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Russia, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Ifö Sanitär is part of the Finnish group Sanitec, a leading stakeholder on the European bathroom market. As part of a restructuring process that has been going on for many years, Ifö Sanitär is now phasing out its old manual production and, at the same time, building a new automated production unit at the factory in Bromölla. During a period of five months starting in November 2008, 43 jobs will be lost at the manual production department. At the same time 22 jobs will be created at the new unit. It is, according to the company information department, not possible for the management to re-train the existing personnel since the new production type is very different and required completely different skills. Hence, the solution with both reduction and creation of jobs.


  • 5 September 2008: Dagens Industri


Eurofound (2008), Ifö Sanitär, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 67061, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67061.