Internal restructuring
Småland med öarna; Kronobergs län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58.11 - Book publishing

80 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 December 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2013
Foreseen end date


IKEA Communications, producer of the IKEA catalogue, is to reduce its staff by 80 employees in Älmhult, as the company will undergo reorganisation. 50 people will be made redundant, while 30 jobs are relocated to a new site in Malmö. The division remaining in Älmhult will be made up of the production operations, while the creative operations are moved to Malmö. The new organisation is meant to increase efficiency, partly by the closer proximity to the European market.

The reorganisation will be implemented within eight months, in August 2013.

IKEA Communications is a part of IKEA Group. IKEA Group, with INGKA Holding as parent company, is in turn owned by Stichting INGKA Foundation. 


  • 10 December 2012: Sveriges Radio


Eurofound (2012), IKEA Communications, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 74629, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74629.