Internal restructuring
Sydsverige; Skåne 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
23.14 - Manufacture of glass fibres

55 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 November 2008
Employment effect (start)
10 March 2009
Foreseen end date
31 December 2009


Isover, manufacturer of glass wool insulation, has given redundancy notice to 55 employees in Billesholm in Sweden. This is as a result of decreasing sales in the construction market. The affected employees mainly work in the production field, although some white collar workers may be affected as well. According to Niels Christian Larsen, CEO of Isover, the redundancies are necessary to ensure stability in the company. Information on which employees are being made redundant cannot be released yet due to negotiations with the trade unions.

Isover is owned by the French company Saint-Gobain, which has more than 1,200 consolidated companies, 182,800 employees, and industrial locations in more than 49 countries. Saint-Gobain owns 27 companies in Sweden, among them Isover. Saint-Gobain Isover AB manufacturers glass wool insulation in Sweden.


  • 11 November 2008: Dagens Industri


Eurofound (2008), Isover, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 67479, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67479.