Övre Norrland; Västerbottens län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Umea, Gothenburg
Manufacture For Transport Equipment
Manufacture Of Motor Vehicles, Trailers And Semi-Trailers
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
European Globalisation Fund (EGF)
Year: 2015, Case number: 9

500 - 700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 October 2013
Employment effect (start)
17 October 2013
Foreseen end date
17 October 2015


Volvo Trucks in Sweden is to cut 500-700 jobs when relocating the cab trim operations from Umea to Gothenburg. The measure affects workers in the area of the manufacturing operations.

The relocations are parts of Volvo Group’s new truck strategy to decrease manufacturing costs during the period 2013-2015.

The aim is to enhance the efficiency of manufacturing to improve competitiveness. The restructuring includes relocating cab trim operations from Umea to Gothenburg, to reduce the assembly of heavy duty trucks in Gothenburg to one line instead of two and to concentrate the assembly of medium duty trucks to Blainville, France.

Negotiations with trade unions have not yet started.

For previous restructuring cases see job creation measures in Umea in 2013 and Volvo2012.


  • 17 October 2013: Svenska Dagbladet
  • 16 October 2013: Volvo Group (press release)


Eurofound (2013), Volvo Trucks, Relocation in Sweden, factsheet number 76008, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/76008.