A green and competitive manufacturing industry

Dalarna has a highly competitive and international manufacturing industry whose success is built upon constant adoption of new technologies, innovation and enhancement in productivity and production technology. The high level of expertise is an important component as the industry now transitions to become both green and circular.

Excellence in several fields

Within the segment of high-strength steel and special steel applications, the steel industry of Dalarna holds a dominant position with multinationals such as SSAB, Outokumpu Stainless and Ovako. In the forest industry, the region is home to a number of highly productive sawmills with high-tech milling lines and two paper mills of which Stora Enso’s mill in Fors is one of the world’s largest and most modern facilities for the production of carton board. Hitachi Energy, the world leader in electric power technology, is continually investing in the Ludvika and Smedjebacken production plants to maintain it’s leading position.

Dalarna offers great opportunities for cost-efficient and high-quality advanced manufacturing operations for an international market.

Sweden – a competitive manufacturing location by international comparisons.

  • 4th most competitive manufacturing location in Europe
  • 3rd most innovative environment globally
  • 33% of those working in Swedish manufacturing are employed by foreign companies
  • 4th place globally in R&D investments in relation to GDP

Please contact us for information about investment opportunities in Dalarna!

Please contact us for information about investment opportunities in Dalarna!

Maud Hallmans
Investment Promotion Manager
Mobile +46 76-763 03 17

Key companies in Advanced manufacturing