Internal restructuring
Västsverige; Västra Götalands län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Torslanda (Göteborg)
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
3 September 2008
Employment effect (start)
7 September 2008
Foreseen end date
31 January 2009


Lear corporation has six units in Sweden. Two of them have given notices several times this year, and those are the sites in Trollhättan and in Torslanda (Gothenburg). As for Torslanda, three notices have been given this year, in total affecting 250 employees. The staff manager says that he hopes there will be no more notices now for a while. The production volume is entirely dependent on the situation at Volvo, so it is hard to tell if there will be more notices in the future. Lear Corporation is organized into the following segments: Global Electrical and Electron-ics Division, and Global Seating Systems Division. Lear is one of the world's largest sup-pliers of automotive seating systems, electrical distribution systems and electronic prod-ucts and they have operations in 35 countries. Lear has six operating units in Sweden, located in Färgelanda, Göteborg, Tanumshede, Tidaholm, Trollhättan and Vänersborg.


  • 4 September 2008: Dagens Industri
  • 25 September 2008: Dagens Industri
  • 4 September 2008: Svenska Dagbladet


Eurofound (2008), Lear Corporation, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 67269, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67269.