Logo 468


Advertisement:

Job section - 468

Companies that survived the crisis


Linda Genborg 2010-06-01

Companies that target private consumers are coming out strong from the financial crisis, writes Göteborgs-Posten. Several smaller and medium-sized companies in West Sweden have presented their best results ever during 2009.

- That is very satisfying as we have a very diversified business sector in West Sweden, which isn't always coming to mind. There is often very much focus on the car industry and the large industry sectors, said the head of the West Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Johan Trouvé, to GP.

Borås-based Net-on-Net, which sells consumer electronics online, has reported profits of 20 per cent every year since it was started in 1999. Despite the crisis, the company's growth did not stop during 2008 and 2009.

Overall, the sectors that have presented the best results are the ones that target households. Johan Trouvé mentions the clothes chains Gina Tricot, Kapp-Ahl, Lindex and MQ as examples. SCA Packaging in Mariestad and Tivalux in Gothenburg have also presented good results during the crisis.

- I think that West Swedish companies were very good at adapting their costume to the new conditions when the crisis hit. That resulted in fewer bankruptcies than we expected. So now, when things start up again, they are well equipped. The problem now is rather to find new competency and live up to the customers' demands, said Johan Trouvé.

Post comment     Tip a friend     Print






News (SECTION BANNER)

Emergency services put family on hold


10 month old Arvid was breathing heavily and intermittently when his parents decided to call the emergency...

More

Man receives a 2,000 krona fee for one hours parking


A pensioner from Partille was given a 2,000 krona parking fee after using mobile parking app, reports local...

More

C1

Man from West Sweden missing in Ukraine


A man in his 60s from West Sweden is thought to have been abducted on Sunday by pro-Russian separatists in...

More

Man facing deportation tried to escape


A man who was in custody at Migrationsverket (Migration Centre) tried to dig his way out, according to local...

More

C2

Staff shortage for 200 new restaurant jobs


New restaurants in Gothenburg will lead to more jobs. But restaurant owners are finding it difficult to...

More

Gothia Cup leader released


The Gothia Cup leader who was arrested for aggravated assualt has now been released.

The man was arrested...

More

Underwater cameras in Angered's pools

Image:Charbel Akhras/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

The swimming pools in Angered Arena will be camera monitored. 24 cameras will film the pools and if someone...

More

Two men stabbed in Hisingen


Within half an hour of each other, two men were stabbed in Hisingen last night. The injuries sustained are...

More

Centre Party rally against Hisings Bridge


On Wednesday, the Centre Party (Centerpartiet) held a rally against the construction of the new Hisings...

More

New suspect in bomb threat investigation


After an investigation into the bomb threat to central station in June, the police now have a suspect but...

More

Man arrested in gang murder case


A 23-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday suspected of being an accessory to the murder of the Backa gang...

More

EU doctors to the rescue

Image:Johan Wingborg/Göteborgs Universitet

Doctors from Europe are set to save the Swedish healthcare system. In Warsaw 18 physicians from eight...

More

Gothia Cup opening ceremony a success

Gothia Cup's opening ceremony at Ullevi Stadium

Seats were filled at the opening ceremony last night as players, supporters and locals poured into Ullevi...

More

Mozambique girls team learn about sex and gender equality


The excitement of the Gothia Cup has filled the air in Gothenburg and players proudly showcase their...

More

Computer games: the answer to unemployment?

Rodrigo Rivas Ruiz/Imagebank.sweden

The computer games industry could provide tens of thousands of jobs in the future. Industry growth demands...

More

Gothia Cup players arrive in Gothenburg



The city welcomed more than 1,600 teams yesterday, here to play in this year’s Gothia Cup. The players...

More

Fight breaks out in Hjällbo


Up to 100 people are thought to have been involved in a fight early Sunday morning in Hjällbo,...

More

Wishing you a great summer


Göteborg Daily is taking a short break for the summer...

More

Festival-goer ‘critical’ after lightning strike


A lightning strike at one of Sweden’s biggest music festivals has left a 20-year-old man with...

More

Criticism over school’s exclusion from Gothia Cup


Gothia Cup’s decision to not use the school Sjumilaskolan in Biskopsgården during the tournament...

More

Västtrafik to expand its services



Public transport operator Västtrafik is investing 124 million kronor in expanding the region's bus,...

More

West Sweden invests in Almedalen Week

City development and faster connections between Oslo-Gothenburg-Copenhagen...

More
More articles (for front page)

Water tower hit by sabotage

Hisingen school too unsafe for Gothia Cup

Stolen toucan found and in 'good health'

West Swede wins big after Suárez ‘bite’ incident

Gothenburg falls in green ranking

West Swedish firms remain optimistic

EU-migrants face eviction

Swedes concerned about growing racism

New inquiry to help secure Swedish pharma

American firm to design Gothenburg’s tallest skyscraper

American firm to design Gothenburg’s tallest skyscraper

Löfven widens popularity gap


Main partners:

Main Partners (uni collaboration)

Social media:

Linda's twitter logo 2

Facebook








BRG Expat Guide



Advertisements:

Business Region Göteborg

Nordstan D

Most read


Search          Search help

Tip the editor