Case Stories

Energy comes from Skellefteå: “We aim to be world leaders”

When it comes to growth and development in the field of renewable energy, the world’s eyes are all on the Skellefteå region. Tens of billions of Swedish kronor are being invested in the region; while the rest of the world is in fear of recession, people here are talking about…

Skellefteå companies world champions of sports equipment

Several of the world’s most famous sporting competitions, as well as thousands of public spaces worldwide, use equipment that has been made in Skellefteå. Smart management and astute investment have contributed to the gold medal export success of Nordic Sports, Latitude 64 and Fugu Sports. Nordic Sport is one…

Skellefteå’s ever-evolving wood industry

The wood industry has been one of Skellefteå’s most important sectors for several hundred years. Due in part, not surprisingly, to its proximity to the raw material, forests, but also because the entire industry has continually developed and, in many cases, spearheaded development. Today, Skellefteå is a development centre…

SBB I NORDEN AB ACQUIRES CULTURAL CENTER AND HOTEL IN SKELLEFTEÅ

SBB i Norden AB has issued a letter of intent that it plans to invest more than SEK 1 billion in Skellefteå’s future cultural center. SBB will own the entire property, including the hotel, and will rent it out to an operating company that the municipality will form within its…

Going Dutch in Burträsk

Egbert Venema and Sandra Hilbrands, both 45, did what many dream of doing – they emigrated abroad. Now, though, their family and friends in Holland want them to move back ‘home’. And that perplexes them – they consider that they have found ‘home’ right here in northern Sweden… Burträsk’s new…

Northvolt – leading the charge for Skellefteå

Here in Skellefteå, a company is building what promises to be the largest factory in Europe for making lithium-ion batteries. Skellefteå was once known as Gold Town, with its mining heritage; now, the future looks golden with lithium. Northvolt, whose aim is to produce the world’s greenest batteries with minimal…

Tourism in Skellefteå: An investment opportunity

Tourism in Skellefteå is a growing, billion-kronor industry. The past ten years have seen an upswing in hotel guest nights, achieving 46 per cent occupancy rates, and a new premium hotel is being built to better meet the growing demand. However, this is only the beginning, says Maria Broman, CEO…

SKELLEFTEÅ’S MOST ACTION-PACKED WORKPLACE

Are you a lone entrepreneur in need of new partnerships and a work environment where you encounter people with other skillsets? Or are you on the hunt for new blood and need somewhere to talent spot? Maybe your company needs a…

Skellefteå robot company a global giant in its niche

Did you know that one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote-controlled demolition robots is located in Skellefteå? With an 80% global market share, sales of SEK 1 billion and strong profitability, Brokk is a giant in its niche. “We’re proud of our journey and about remaining in Skellefteå, where…

Picturing Skellefteå´s Creative professionals

Imagine the following scenario. You are a creative professional making a living from your work in a small town in northern Sweden. But, as a creative, you are feeling a little isolated. What would you do? Some might suggest that you…

Mining company Boliden is sitting on a gold mine of future technology

In an industry that, globally, is struggling to adapt to digitalization, Boliden stands out having undergone a digital transformation and having positioned itself in the vanguard of automation. The world’s largest mining giants – which are up to ten times larger than Boliden – are way behind the curve on…