Business development

Sollefteå ranks second among Swedish municipalities for water power, with 16 power plants that produce almost 15 per cent of Sweden’s hydroelectric power. Forestry and related industries are also very active in Sollefteå.

The economy consists largely of a number of interesting companies in various industries, such as:

  • Energy companies E.on and Statkraft.
  • Gerdins Nordkomponent, a leading sheet metal factory
  • Haglöf Sweden, a global leader in products for forestry measurement.


The E-fokus company is developing technology and products in the bioenergy field.

The former regimental army facilities of Nipan and Hågesta in the town of Sollefteå are now industrial parks that offer exciting development opportunities for business. They are managed by two real estate companies – the privately owned Dagon, and the state-owned Vasallen AB.

Starting a business in Sollefteå

Here are some good reasons for establishing your business in Sollefteå:

  • Good transportation, and proximity to an airport (ca one hour’s flight time to Stockholm)
  • World-class IT infrastructure
  • Good access to land and industrial and commercial space at low prices
  • Excellent educational opportunities and well-organised social services
  • Opportunities to get regional policy business subsidies
  • High quality of life with low housing costs. Proximity to relaxing nature and wilderness experiences.

The Business Development Office is pleased to help you with contacts to state and municipal agencies, the Employment Service, sources of financing, and others that can help you with local matters.

Publicerad: 2012-07-04