Internal restructuring
Västsverige; Västra Götalands län;
Location of affected unit(s)
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
1 September 2008
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


Due to a decline in orders, IAC Group, with approximately 1,700 employees in Färgelanda, Gothenburg, Skara, Tidaholm and Trollhättan has been forced to leave notices of dismissal. Negotiations with union representatives will begin immediately. Approximately 280 people will be affected. The long-range purpose of the proposed measures is to ensure employment within IAC’s Swedish operations. If the market does not stabilize, however, further personnel cuts may be necessary – and in that case there may be a risk of drastic cuts. The production site in Tidaholm will close down in 2009 and the employees will be phased out of the company during the year. Tidaholm is the only factory that will actually close down entirely while the other sites will go through restructuring measures.

IAC is an American company that specializes in providing integrated interior and exterior systems to automotive manufacturers worldwide. Two of their largest customers in Sweden are Volvo and Saab.


  • 7 November 2008: Svenska Dagbladet
  • 7 November 2008: Dagens Industri


Eurofound (2008), IAC, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 67390, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67390.