Internal restructuring
Småland med öarna;
Location of affected unit(s)
Älmhult and Torsvik
Manufacturing Of Furniture And Other Manufacturing
Manufacture Of Furniture
31 - Manufacture of furniture

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 October 2008
Employment effect (start)
14 February 2009
Foreseen end date


IKEA, a furniture manufacturer, is to make 100 employees redundant in Sweden. The redundancies given in Sweden are a necessary adjustment to the current situation, claims the Swedish CEO in an interview. The 100 employees to be made redundant work in the storing department. The CEO does not know how long it will take until the restructuring is complete, and he will not specify a timeline because it is too early to guess.

IKEA was founded in 1943 by Ingvar Kamprad when he was only 17. Today, IKEA has about 118,000 employees in 40 countries. The company produces and sells furniture and other items for homes and offices. One of the cornerstones of the IKEA business is low prices, achieved by using the concept of self assembly and flat packages to save money on distribution, staff and storing.


  • 14 October 2008: Svenska Dagbladet


Eurofound (2008), IKEA, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 67240, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67240.