Location of affected unit(s)
Göteborg, Simrishamn, Uddevalla
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.3 - Manufacture of parts and accessories for motor vehicles

550 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 March 2009
Employment effect (start)
5 March 2009
Foreseen end date
5 March 2009


Plastal Holding, a supplier of plastic components to the automotive industry, filed for bankruptcy March 5, 2009. A total of 550 employees in Göteborg, Simrishamn, and Uddevalla are affected by the bankruptcy. The company has suffered a severe liquidity crisis due to the sharp downturn in the automotive industry and the distressed financial markets. Plastal is a supplier of engineered plastics to the automotive industry. Plastal manufacture interior and exterior plastic components, for cars as well as light and heavy trucks. The main product area is bumper systems, which the company develops, manufactures and delivers.

The Plastal group has over 6,000 employees at 30 production facilities and four engineering centres in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. Plastal had sales of about EUR 1,300 million in 2008.


  • 6 March 2009: Dagens Industri
  • 6 March 2009: Svenska Dagbladet
  • : (www.plastal.com)


Eurofound (2009), Plastal Holding AB, Bankruptcy in Sweden, factsheet number 68520, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68520.