Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Oskarström and Hylte
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25 - Manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment

35 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 October 2008
Employment effect (start)
21 February 2009
Foreseen end date
21 February 2009


Nitator, a fabricated metal manufacturer, is to lay off 35 of 260 employees from two of its sites by 21st February 2009. The two sites in question are in Oskarström and in Hylte. The redundancies are due to decreasing demand from customers (among them Volvo and Scania). The recession in the car industry has forced large companies such as Volvo and many of their subcontractors to cut down on staff and production. The affected employees have already been informed that they are to leave the company on 21st February 2009.

Nitator is a family company within the manufacturing sector. Its customers include Volvo and Scania. Its growth rate has been high since 1983, when business activity was focused on contract production. The production plant in Oskarström focuses on sheet metal, robot welding, tool manufactur-ing and painting. The other plant is located in Hylte and works mainly with automated sheet metal pressing.



Eurofound (2008), Nitator, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 67392, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67392.