Business expansion
Västsverige; Västra Götalands län;
Location of affected unit(s)
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
16.29 - Manufacture of other products of wood; manufacture of articles of cork, straw and plaiting materials

200 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
4 October 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The Norwegian Green Holding Company is buying a factory in Filipstad, Sweden, and is establishing a subsidiary company called The Green Factory Sverige to produce prefabricated low-energy houses. The company intends to hire 200 employees mostly locally, be operational in January and to have three-shift production up and running within short. Production for the Scandinavian market has previously been located in Estonia, but green production is important for the company and the new location will allow shorter transport hauls, especially thanks to locally bought wood. The new business is expected to have broader positive effects for the local business environment.

The factory that the new company will be operating has hitherto been run by the Swedish company Fimek, which went bankrupt in summer 2017 and was bought by Partnertech. Fimek's operations will be moved to its other site in Filipstad in October 2017.


  • 4 October 2017: NTT Woodnet


Eurofound (2017), The Green Factory Sverige, Business expansion in Sweden, factsheet number 92247, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92247.