Internal restructuring
Övre Norrland; Västerbottens län;
Location of affected unit(s)
Lycksele and Malå
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Wood And Of Products Of Wood And Cork, Except Furniture; Manufacture Of Articles Of Straw And Plaiting Materials
16.2 - Manufacture of products of wood, cork, straw and plaiting materials

144 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
11 May 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The worldwide manufacturer of furniture Ikea Industry is scaling down in Västerbotten leading to 144 redundancies in Lycksele and Malå. The factory in Malå will close if a new owner can't be found, and around half of the jobs in Lycksele will be cut. Management has cited a low demand for the "Nornäs" collection of pine wood furniture as a reason for the redundancies. In addition, as many as 15 sub-contractors will also be affected by the redundancies and by lowered production volumes. 


  • 12 May 2016: Svenska Dagbladet
  • 12 May 2016: Expressen
  • 11 May 2016: Sveriges Radio P4


Eurofound (2016), Ikea Industry, Internal restructuring in Sweden, factsheet number 87558, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87558.