Industries

Industries

Natural resources, human talent and a convenient northern location

You will soon discover that Skellefteå is an area with a long tradition of entrepreneurship, a tradition that surpasses those of many cities of a similar size. Historically, entrepreneurship is based on the rich natural resources of the mines, the rushing rivers and the deep forests. Driven by the power of ideas and the desire to constantly evolve, many Skellefteå industries are now world leaders in their respective fields. However, today, it is the service industries sector and tourism that are fastest-growing in terms of number of employees.

The area’s access to renewable energy, strong industry clusters and stock of convenient locations for land and premises are undeniably attractive. Factor in a growing city, a well-developed public infrastructure, reasonable property prices and the region’s proximity to regional centers in both Norrbotten and Västerbotten, and you have the ideal location for businesses looking for a central place of establishment in the North of Sweden. 

 

Case Stories

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…

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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…

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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…

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