Kährs Group serves notice regarding 15 positions in its Swedish production organisation

Kährs Group, a Swedish world leading wood and resilient flooring manufacturer, today announces that it is making changes in its Swedish production organisation and serving notice of termination regarding 15 white-collar positions.

"Laying off staff is a difficult decision to have to take, but we are now entering a new phase following the completion of a series of strategic investments in the Kährs Group. These investments have allowed us to create the foundation for achieving an efficient production structure, with modern and competitive manufacturing technology for hardwood flooring that promises sustainable profitability," comments Kährs Group President and CEO Christer Persson.

Kährs Group has in recent years made significant investments in developing its production network for wood flooring, both in Nybro and at the Group's other production sites, and is thus now well positioned for growth and an increasing demand for wood flooring. Now that the major investments have been made and the company's production is switching to a normal operational mode again, the Swedish organisation is being adapted accordingly, which is expected to affect 15 positions.

"We are conducting a necessary review of the organisation in order to adapt it to the Group's current production conditions," summarises Christer Persson.

Negotiations with the unions will start immediately.

For further information, please contact:
Christer Persson, President and CEO, phone: +46 70 271 20 14
Helén Johansson, Corporate Communication, phone: +46 70 364 60 30


About Kährs Group
Kährs Group is a world-leading flooring manufacturer in hardwood and resilient flooring with a number of strong brands in its product portfolio, including Kährs, Karelia and Upofloor. The Company's innovations have shaped the industry throughout history and Kährs Group is dedicated to providing the market with innovative new flooring solutions. Kährs Group, which delivers products to more than 70 countries, is the market leader in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Russia and holds a strong position in other key markets, such as the UK and Germany. The Group has approximately 1,550 employees and annual sales of EUR 300 million. www.kahrsgroup.com

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Kährs Group is a Europe-leading manufacturer and distributor of premium flooring with strong brands as Kährs and Upofloor in its product portfolio. The company’s innovations have shaped the industry and Kährs purposefully work to bring new innovations to the flooring market. Kährs Group deliver products for homes, commercial applications and public spaces in more than 70 countries. The Group have a market leading position in Sweden, Finland and Russia as well as a strong position in other important markets such as Norway, the UK and Germany.