2021.04.09

Operatör till National Bredaryd Sökes

National Bredaryd har byggt en helt ny, modern anläggning i absolut toppskick. Vi är samarbetspartner och leverantör till en mängd olika företag runt om i världen. Vi extruderar plastprodukter till den allmänna industrin och den medicintekniska. Vi är inne i en tillväxtfas som kommer att hålla i sig i många år framgent. Vår breda kundbas gör att vi är inte är känsliga för lågkonjukturer.

Om tjänsten Som operatör på vår medicalavdelning så arbetar du både med manuell montering och maskinövervakning. Arbetet är skiftgång, dag och kväll varannan vecka.

Vem är du? Vi söker efter en ansvarstagande person med stort driv. Du gillar ordning och reda. Vi tror att du har ett öga för detaljer, gillar att jobba i ett högt tempo och strävar efter att ge kunden bästa tänkbara kvalitet. Jobbet innefattar både ensamarbete och arbete i grupp. Du kommer tillhöra ett team - så att vara lagspelare är en förutsättning för att lyckas och trivas.

För att vara aktuell för tjänsten behöver du ha - God svenska i både tal och skrift eftersom all information inom produktionen är på svenska. - Du får gärna ha erfarenhet av tillverkningsindustrin men det är inget krav.

Vi värnar om jämställdhet Vi har en jämställdhetspolicy som vi följer. Personal och ledning är en blandning av kvinnor och män i skiftande åldrar, med olika etniciteter, religionsuppfattningar och läggningar. Vi är övertygande om att mångfald gör oss till ett bättre företag!

Ansökan I denna rekrytering samarbetar National Bredaryd med Junic AB och du söker tjänsten genom att registrera ditt CV och personliga brev på www.junic.se. Urval och intervjuer med sökande sker löpande, så skicka in din ansökan redan idag. För frågor om tjänsten är du välkommen att ringa rekryteringskonsult Outi Mäkinen Fränberg på 0371-830 60.


Välkommen med din ansökan!

2021.04.06

National Sweden starts new factory in Gent, Belgium.

National Sweden Performance Polymers was founded in 1941 and is a major supplier of rubber, plastic and fiber articles to Swedish industry. In Sweden, National Sweden operates in Halmstad, Högsäter and Bredaryd.

National Sweden has been an exporting company for a long tie, but now the group is seriously taking a step out into Europe. Through the new factory facility in Gent, Belgium, the Group meets the demand in the European market in a more efficient way. The plant has been up-running since 1 February 2020 and the production is already in full swing.

- We have acquired a good position by succeeding in signing production agreements with major brands such as Volvo Trucks, says the CEO of Gent Per Gunnarsson.

For the truck manufacturer, National Sweden produces solutions that improve the driver environments in the cabin.

- We are moving towards a more electrified truck park, which implies partly new demands on sound and thermal insulation of the driver environments, which is an area we master very well, says Per Gunnarsson.

Our choice to place a production facility closer to European truck manufacturing is also an environmental statement. The proportion of unnecessary freight from Sweden to Europe is reduced to only a few miles between factory and customer, which benefits both us and the customers, concludes Per Gunnarsson, who is convinced that this development will benefit the Group as a whole.

All existing production capacity in Sweden will be retained and the Group is currently seeing a strong order intake in the Swedish facilities as well.

For further info please mail pg@nationalsweden.se Watch a clip from the building process: https://youtu.be/QzIPbz1VSzc

2021.02.17

Nu finns tjänsten som Projektledare ledig på National Högsäter

National Högsäter har över 50 års erfarenhet av tillverkning av paneler och andra produkter i Högsäter, Sverige. Vi är specialister på varm- och kallformning av olika fibermaterial. Våra produkter är mycket användbara inom olika områden som inre och exteriör ljudisolering och även som inredning i fordon och möbler.

Vilken blir din roll?
I din roll inom Projekt och Marknad kommer du att vara drivande för dina projekt samt ha sälj och kontaktansvar mot ett antal kunder.

I arbetet ingår
- Projektledning
- Beredning
- Kalkylarbete
- Offert hantering
- Uppföljning av för och efterkalkyler
- Utvärdering och uppföljning av projekt och kunder

Vem är du?
Du har tidigare erfarenhet från kvalificerat projektarbete i en större organisation och har god kunskap om och erfarenhet från tillverkande industri. Du har en relevant utbildning och erfarenhet från fordonsindustrins krav, standards och arbetsmetoder. Du gillar människor och har tidigare arbetat med processtyrt projektarbete. För tjänsten är det viktigt att du är resultatorienterad, drivande.

Du har god samarbetsförmåga, tycker om att arbeta självständigt samtidigt som du är lyhörd och duktig på att skapa relationer och få människor med dig. Du kommer att arbeta mot våra kunder och spela en viktig roll i vår fortsatta utveckling till en utmärkt leverantör.

Du skall ha erfarenhet av arbete i affärs och ledningssystem samt god erfarenhet av projektledning, IATF 16 949 samt ISO 14001.

Mycket goda kunskaper i svenska, engelska är ett krav och det är även önskvärt att du behärskar tyska i tal och skrift.

Placering ort Högsäter. Du rapporterar till Marknadsansvarig.

Din ansökan
CV och personligt brev skickar du till magnus.arkholm@nationalsweden.se senast den 15 mars 2021. Tillträde enligt överenskommelse.

Märk din ansökan med ”Projekt och Marknad” i ämnesraden på mailet.

Vi behöver ett godkännande från Dig för att få spara ditt CV och Personliga brev (GDPR). Inkludera gärna följande i ditt mail till oss för snabbare administration: "Jag samtycker till att ni hanterar mina personuppgifter inom verksamheten – i syfte att kunna utföra nödvändiga åtgärder kopplade till rekryteringsprocessen."

Pga av tjänstens art kommer vi begära ett utdrag från Polisens belastningsregister för de som söker tjänsten.

Har du frågor?
Tveka inte att kontakta oss om du har frågor kring tjänsten. Information om tjänsten lämnas av Magnus Arkholm vd på National Högsäter på 0705 91 60 63 eller magnus.arkholm@nationalsweden.se

2021.02.09

Vill du bli vår nya teamledare. Nu finns tjänsten ledig!

Vill du jobba i en mycket intressant tillverkningsindustri?

UPPDATERING: TJÄNSTEN ÄR TILLSATT!

Vi på National Halmstad söker en ny medarbetare med ett stort driv som vill jobba inom vår tillverkning.

Just nu söker vi en Teamledare dagtid till vår Tejpavdelning.



Vilka är vi?
National Halmstad Performance Polymers AB grundades 1941, då under namnet Trönninge Gummifabriks AB. Vår fabrik ligger i vackra Trönninge, en knapp mil söder om Halmstad. 
Vi är samarbetsparter och leverantör till en mängd olika företag runt om i världen och tillverkar tusentals artiklar i olika polymera material.

Vem är du?

Som teamledare planerar du teamets körningar samt jobbar operativt i produktionen. Du är prestigelös och har inga problem med att i den ena stunden vara operatör och i den andra ledare för gruppen.

Vi ställer höga krav på noggrannhet, effektivitet och kvalitetstänkande. Vi tror därför att du har ett öga för detaljer, gillar att jobba i ett högt tempo och strävar efter att ge våra kunder bästa tänkbara kvalitet. Det är meriterande om du har erfarenhet från tillverkningsindustrin och vi ser gärna att du har dokumenterad ledarerfarenhet - men det är inget krav. Jobbet innefattar både ensamarbete och arbete i grupp. Du kommer att jobba i ett team – så att vara lagspelare är en förutsättning för att lyckas och trivas.

Du som söker behöver ha:

Goda kunskaper i matematik då jobbet kräver att du ska kunna göra vissa beräkningar.


God kunskap i svenska i både tal och skrift eftersom all information inom produktionen är på svenska.


Du är strukturerad och duktig på att planera – och gillar att ha god framförhållning i ditt arbete.

Du behöver vara stresstålig och ha lätt för problemlösning. 


Har du erfarenhet av affärssystemet Monitor är det ett plus.

Att tänka på:
Vi har en jämställdhetspolicy som vi kräver att alla följer och såväl personalstyrka som ledning är en blandning av kvinnor och män i skiftande åldrar, med olika etniciteter, religionsuppfattningar och läggningar. Vi är övertygade om att mångfald gör oss till ett effektivare och bättre företag!

Tjänsten
Tejpavdelningen dagtid; mån-fre 05.45 – 14.30

Provanställning med målet att bli en Tillsvidareanställning.

Vi tillämpar fast månadslön enligt kollektivavtal med IF Metall.

Märk din ansökan med ”Teamledare Tejp” i ämnesraden på mailet.

Vi behöver ett godkännande från Dig för att få spara ditt CV och Personliga brev (GDPR). Inkludera gärna följande i ditt mail till oss för snabbare administration:
"Jag samtycker till att ni hanterar mina personuppgifter inom verksamheten – i syfte att kunna utföra nödvändiga åtgärder kopplade till rekryteringsprocessen."

Vi ser fram emot din ansökan. Vi gör löpande urval för intervjuer och tjänsten tillsätts så snart vi hittat rätt kandidat.

Ansökan/CV mailar du till mt@nationalsweden.se

2020.12.22

Tom Rössel, National Sweden sums up 2020

2020 is soon over. It was a different year, to say the least. But also instructive. In the spring of 2020, the outlook for Swedish Industry changed drastically. We all experienced a concern about how people and companies would be affected by the development of the virus. How many would get sick? How many of us would be forced to see a close friend or family member suffer? It was worrying times among all of us at our 3 factories in Halmstad, Högsäter and Bredaryd.
We then felt a need to create a forum where we could internally talk about Covid-19. On March 1, we set up a first meeting with about ten employees. We gathered knowledge, exchanged thoughts and tried to analyze and think out different scenarios. We wanted to find a way to handle a possible impending crisis situation.
We met for an hour. Every day. We gathered knowledge. We tried to calm each other down. We discussed how we could get through the crisis and if so how? Union representatives, team members and management participated in our daily meeting routine. In week 14, our largest customers in the automotive industry closed their factories and, of course, the concerns became even more apparent. At the same time, the number of cases increased in Sweden and it became clear that we would all be hit hard, in one way or another. But at this time we noticed how the employees began to think in new directions and develop ideas on how we would get through the crisis and at the same time contribute our skills to the part of society that needed it most. A group began to investigate how we could help the care system. Another group took over and started sketching products that we had never made before. A third group contacted suppliers and other manufacturers with whom we needed to collaborate in the projects.
We decided to turn a negative feeling into a fervent embrace, which aimed to contribute to society.

Extensive adjustment of production to meet healthcare needs.
In less than a week, we bought used machines that our service technicians refurbished. Prototypes were made and after approved samples, production began on both care aprons in PE plastic which we punched and welded together, but also foam rubber parts for protective visors. We learned something new and we contributed, which felt enormously stimulating and it has created a positive energy in the business.

We fight together as a team.
Before the summer, National Sweden received, as part of surviving planning for a major notice and together with our union representatives, we discussed which solutions would then be most appropriate to proceed with, based on our employees and our business. We know that National Sweden is a great security for people in our immediate area. Our factories are located in smaller communities where several families have their only livelihood through us. We know that a large number of subcontractors are also dependent on us. And. We managed to avoid making the notice a reality by working even harder together.

How have we evolved?
We have learned a lot during the year. 2020 was the year when our sustainability work took a big step forward at all our facilities. We have worked for a long time to produce new materials with reduced CO2 levels and now we see that the market is starting to choose these to an increasing extent. In general, we have raised our competence in terms of sustainability to a new level. We feel that we can guide customers to choose the right material and the right process from a sustainability perspective. We have learned to handle an uneven order intake, with sometimes very high peaks. During the year, we also started full production in the new factory in Bredaryd, which is very positive. In Bredaryd, we are actually more employees now that the year is coming to an end than we were when 2020 began.

The team that makes up National Sweden has been tested in 2020, in the same way that all other industries have had to fight. 2021 is now knocking on the door. The second wave of Covid19 infection is in full swing. We have adapted our workplaces and digitized the meetings that do not require a physical presence. We are developing and we see that our new way of working works. We are proud of our team. We have been constantly evolving since 1941. We will continue to develop, rest assured.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, even if we can not meet our old ones the way we usually do.

Hold on and keep the faith, it's brightening.

/Tom Rössel, National Sweden 

2020.12.02

National Halmstad söker medarbetare till tejpavdelning

UPPDATERING: TJÄNSTERNA ÄR EJ LÄNGRE SÖKBARA!

Vill du jobba i en mycket intressant tillverkningsindustri? Vi på National Sweden Halmstad söker nu nya duktiga medarbetare med ett stort driv som vill jobba inom vår tillverkning.

Just nu söker vi en medarbetare till vår Tejpavdelning dagtid.


Vilka är vi? National Halmstad grundades 1941, då under namnet Trönninge Gummifabriks AB. Vår fabrik ligger i vackra Trönninge, en mil söder om Halmstad. Vi är samarbetsparter och leverantör till en mängd olika företag runt om i världen och tillverkar tusentals artiklar i olika material.

Vem är du? Vi ställer höga krav på noggrannhet, effektivitet och kvalitetstänkande. Vi tror därför att du har ett öga för detaljer, gillar att jobba i ett högt tempo och strävar efter att ge våra kunder bästa tänkbara kvalitet.
Det är meriterande om du har erfarenhet från tillverkningsindustrin men det är inget krav.
Jobbet innefattar både ensamarbete och arbete i grupp. Du kommer att jobba i ett team och att vara lagspelare är en förutsättning för att lyckas och trivas.

Du som söker behöver ha: Goda kunskaper i matematik och svenska då jobbet kräver att du ska kunna göra vissa beräkningar samt att all information för varje produktion är skrivet på svenska.

Att tänka på: Vi har en jämställdhetspolicy som vi kräver att alla följer och såväl personalstyrka som ledning är en blandning av kvinnor och män, olika etniciteter, olika religionsuppfattningar och olika läggningar. Tjänsten vi söker ny medarbetare till är förlagd på vår Tejpavdelning dagtid; 
(mån-fre 05.45 – 14.30).

Tjänsten är en Visstidsanställning.
Vi tillämpar fast lön.
Märk din ansökan med ”Tejpoperatör” i ämnesraden på mailet.
Vi behöver få ett godkännande av Dig att vi får spara ditt CV och Personliga brev (GDPR). Det räcker om du i ansökan skriver: ”Jag godkänner härmed att National Halmstad hanterar mina personliga uppgifter inom organisationen".

Vi ser fram emot din ansökan snarast. Vi gör löpande urval för intervjuer och tjänsten .

Ansökan/CV mailar du till mt@nationalsweden.se

2020.12.02

National Halmstad söker två nya stansoperatörer

UPPDATERING: TJÄNSTERNA ÄR EJ LÄNGRE SÖKBARA!

Vill du jobba i en mycket intressant tillverkningsindustri? Vi på National Halmstad söker nu nya duktiga medarbetare med ett stort driv som vill jobba inom vår tillverkning.

Just nu söker vi två medarbetare till vår Stansavdelnings kvällsskift.


Vilka är vi?
 National Halmstad grundades 1941, då under namnet Trönninge Gummifabriks AB. Vår fabrik ligger i vackra Trönninge, en mil söder om Halmstad. Vi är samarbetsparter och leverantör till en mängd olika företag runt om i världen och tillverkar tusentals artiklar i olika material.

Vem är du?
 Vi ställer höga krav på noggrannhet, effektivitet och kvalitetstänkande. Vi tror därför att du har ett öga för detaljer, gillar att jobba i ett högt tempo och strävar efter att ge våra kunder bästa tänkbara kvalitet.
Det är meriterande om du har erfarenhet från tillverkningsindustrin men det är inget krav.
Jobbet innefattar både ensamarbete och arbete i grupp. Du kommer att jobba i ett team och att vara lagspelare är en förutsättning för att lyckas och trivas.

Du som söker behöver ha: Goda kunskaper i matematik och svenska då jobbet kräver att du ska kunna göra vissa beräkningar samt att all information för varje produktion är skrivet på svenska.

Att tänka på:Vi har en jämställdhetspolicy som vi kräver att alla följer och såväl personalstyrka som ledning är en blandning av kvinnor och män, olika etniciteter, olika religionsuppfattningar och olika läggningar. Tjänsten vi söker ny medarbetare till är förlagd på vår Stansavdelnings kvällsskift; 
(mån-tors 14.15-01.00).

Tjänsten är en Visstidsanställning.
Vi tillämpar fast lön.
Märk din ansökan med ”Stansoperatör” i ämnesraden på mailet.
Vi behöver få ett godkännande av Dig att vi får spara ditt CV och Personliga brev (GDPR). Det räcker om du i ansökan skriver: ”Jag godkänner härmed att National Halmstad hanterar mina personliga uppgifter inom organisationen".

Vi ser fram emot din ansökan snarast. Vi gör löpande urval för intervjuer och tjänsten .

Ansökan/CV mailar du till mt@nationalsweden.se

2020.11.09

We manufacture polyester products from recycled PET

At National Sweden, the production of polyester products takes place in a sustainable way. Our polyester fiber consists of recycled PET, which means that our product is environmentally sustainable.
In parallel, we are working on a project together with Rise (The Research Institute of Sweden) which aims to return our production waste of polyester to companies in the textile industry to be used for yarn production. We do this to create another positive material loop. We will tell you more about this project in a little while.

2020.10.28

A rubber compound for the future

To reduce our climate impact, we began a major environmental project in 2018. We wanted to create a rubber compound for the future - a more sustainable alternative that had a less harmful effect on the climate. A team of National employees has since worked hard to develop, test and analyze a rubber compound with a lower CO2 footprint than in previous rubber compounds.

We are now sure that these efforts for the future have paid off. In September 2020, the Swedish Environmental Institute carried out a CO2 estimation of our new rubber compound, which shows a significantly lower CO2 footprint now compared with before. Specifically 35% lower CO2 footprint / kg compared to our standard EPDM rubber compound!

IVL Swedish Environmental Institute's conclusion is that "producing Eco EPDM instead of regular EPDM means a reduction of climate impact by 35%" The use of a partially bio-based EPDM but also a change in the recipe together contribute to this reduction of climate impact.

Our ECO EPDM is available in many different versions. Contact a seller for more information and order our ECO EPDM today!

Download information folder here .

2020.09.22

SVIS - Sustainable Vehicle Interior Solutions

We are a part of the project SVIS - Sustainable Vehicle Interior Solutions. The project is divided into a number of work packages with clear milestones and each work package addresses a well-defined area. The project will be run cross-functionally where the different parties can inspire each other and unexpected spinoffs can occur.

Read more about the project: https://www.vinnova.se/en/p/svis---sustainable-vehicle-interior-solutions/

2020.05.21

National Sweden offers free drawing materials

At the time of writing, we have started production of about 100,000 protective coats for healthcare. We have more projects underway, but right now we want more companies to help cover healthcare's great need for protective clothing. Therefore, we have made the somewhat unusual but currently only real decision to make our manufacturing process an "open source". We therefore share the design that is approved by Region Halland, so that more manufacturers than National Sweden can help meet the need. Pdf and material instructions are available below for download. If you have questions or need additional information and help, we refer you to Zakarias Gagner, technical manager at National Sweden. Upon request, we send DWG files and DXF files. Hurry up, healthcare needs your help. Now.

Download Manufacturing Material for Protective Apron

2020.04.24

Covid-19 Situation Update

Covid Update 2020-04-24
All National Sweden plants are still open – but with some differences.

At National Halmstad we have reduced our office workdays according to the following:

Mon – Thu: 09:00 – 12:00 | 13:00 -15:00 Fri: 08:00 – 12:00

Production is still running at a fair level and we are eager to fill up the gaps created by the current situation in the automotive industry. During this period we try to help develop protective materials for medical personnel.

National Högsäter will increase the workdays to Tuesday - Thursday from 11/5.

National Bredaryd is running without disturbances. We have also noticed an increased need from customers in the medical segment and we are working hard to meet this demand.

Several of our customers in the automotive sector are now opening up, but the ramp up is very slow to check if all systems are OK.

Our complete supply chain is operational.

2019.12.04

National Sweden launches bio-based EPDM

National Sweden has developed a new bio-based rubber material, which can replace the EPDM materials currently used in many industries in Europe and the rest of the world.

Bio-based raw materials are fossil-free, which creates enormous opportunities for the future while providing positive environmental effects throughout the manufacturing industry. “Yes, in this way we give the entire manufacturing industry the opportunity to meet new environmental requirements while helping our customers meet their own high environmental goals,” says Alma Begeta, Material Manager at National.

Eco EPDM, which National calls the material, has been tested and evaluated with very good physical properties. The work of testing, improving and reducing the oil-based ingredients has taken about 3 years, but now there is the market and the material has the potential to really create sustainability in the rubber industry. It also has documented properties for being in contact with food, which opens up for a further type of use.

"We at National are constantly striving and working to replace environmentally hazardous and fossil raw materials," says Alma Begeta. We want to be the example of managing our finite resources, such as naphtha / crude oil. Eco EPDM is a good example of this work, environmental awareness is high on the company and she wishes it to be so throughout the industry.

- Of course, not everyone has the same resources as we have here at National, Alma admits, but we are open to collaborations. For example, we have continuous collaborations with other major material suppliers and we let them environmental test their materials with us.

- We at National do not think it is sustainable to use ingredients that come from recycled rubber products in the production process. We see that the risk is high that these contain substances, which we have long since phased out of our business for environmental and health reasons.

- We do not want to risk returning ingredients that are not desirable in our processes, we do not think this is a sustainable alternative for the environment and staff health but would rather see that renewable raw materials are used, concludes Alma.

Facts:
ECO EPDM compared to regular EPDM
ECO EPDM consists of only 25-55% of crude oil based substances.
Ordinary EPDM consists of 85-95% of crude oil based substances.

2019.06.10

National and Polestar makes 1:st class Sound pack.

National Sweden in Halmstad, together with Polestar and TATA Technologies, have developed a Sound Pack with outstanding performance for Polestar 1. In March, a workshop took place in our facilities in Halmstad, where we, together with TATA Technologies and Polestar, conducted several exercises, which resulted in a number of iterations with the purpose of getting a top class Sound Pack. We will continue to be a partner in the project and we are of course very grateful for the trust and the developing spirit that surrounds the project! The environmental aspect of the work is of course in focus and all materials chosen are of recycled PET bottles. Design and sustainability - at it's best!

2019.03.20

Exciting project with design students

Old textiles and clothing have become a completely new material, with the help of National Sweden and creative furniture design students. National Högsäter and furniture designs Anna Roth and Joel Stenabb from HDK - Academy of Design and Crafts and Loop Factory are among the first in the country to design with a new type of textile fiber material - the result was shown at Möbelmässan in Stockholm earlier in February. Fun project and one of many exciting steps towards sustainability.

See more about this on Youtube

2019.01.17

Work with us at National Halmstad

THIS POSITION CAN NO LONGER BE APPLIED FOR!

The industrial group National Sweden is growing and is looking for an office based salesperson for National Halmstad, subcontractor of rubber and plastic articles.

You will conduct sales of National's wellknown products to several market-leading manufacturing companies in Sweden. Our customers are in the construction sector, the automotive industry and the energy sector, to name some. You will have a great focus on developing contact with our existing customers and together with our support and sales team you are responsible for ensuring that customers receive first-class service and guidance.

Your profile
* You have at least 3 years experience in sales / support. It is an advantage if you have worked in our type of industry.

* You have business focus, are trustworthy and good at creating long-term relationships with both customers and colleagues.

* You have good knowledge of Microsoft Office, is communicative and expresses you well in speech and writing in both Swedish and English.

* It is an advantage if you have worked in the business system Dynamics

We offer
National Halmstad, which is part of National Sweden, is facing an exciting and expansive phase and is seeking you who want to participate and influence the company's continued growth. You will have an important role in an organization that is characterized by short decision paths. If you like to practice we have both our own paddle track, gym and sports hall, where we offer all our 190 employees regular workouts!

If you recognize yourself in the above and think that this sounds like an interesting challenge, you are warmly welcome with your application.

We are happy to see female applicants for this service.

The service is a full-time job with the possibility of flex time:

Access promptly!

Contact person HR manager Jenny Rössel,
Phone: 035-182856
Mail: jer@nationalsweden.se

2019.01.16

Sustainable production in Högsäter

Growing volumes of plastic and textile waste is a major environmental problem that needs to be solved through the development of recycling processes. A new research project focusing on recycling plastic packaging of polyethylene terephthalate, PET, and polyester textile waste will contribute to the development of utilizing the material instead of sending it to incineration.

National Högsäter together with RISE IVF and 12 other partners in a group runs the project "Chemically recycled PET and polyester as raw material for additive and new polymer" funded by the RE:Source research program. The project develops a process to chemically break down the plastic and textile into original building blocks, which can then be used to produce new polymer for PET, polyester or synthesize environmentally friendly plasticizers to PVC.

The challenges in the project are, among others, to take care of contaminations such as glue, labels, dyes and foreign polymers that come with the "raw materials" and to close the loop for the use of solvents in the process. Recycled PET packaging and polyester textiles will be used to produce new plastic and fiber and the properties will be evaluated This is important and crucial for the new material to be used for the manufacture of new products.

Feel free to contact Ulf Karlsson at National Högsäter for further details about the project!

2019.01.02

National Bredaryd is looking for employees!

National Bredaryd is building a new factory and looking for more co-workers. Next summer we are moving into our new-build factory but we need more employees already now. We work with extrusion of profiles and hose in plastic. We are looking for a handy person for extrusion and an operator for work in clean rooms with tasks such as assembly and process monitoring. As a person you are careful about details and do enjoy teamwork. Apply at www.junic.se/en/lediga-tjanster Welcome with your application!

2018.12.05

National Halmstad sponsors solar-powered cars!

National Halmstad sponsors one of the world's most innovative and environmentally friendly vehicles! HUST (Halmstad University Solar Team) will participate in The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. It is the world’s biggest solar-powered car race. It started in 1987 and takes place every other year. In the competition, teams of students from universities all over the world are going to drive 3022 kilometers from the north to the south of Australia – from Darwin to Adelaide.

National Halmstad, a well-known supplier of rubber and plastic components for the automotive industry, will provide the HUST team with components for the car and be a speaking partner in engineering challenges along the developing phases.

"It's very fun for National to be able to contribute to Halmstad's development car, and the project follows the environmental value base that we build our business on,” says Tom Rössel, Group CEO at National Sweden. The race will start in October 2019 in Darwin, north Australia.

We wish the project and the team at HUST all the best! And please, you can also become a sponsor and give the team a helping hand!

2018.11.27

New CEO at National Högsäter!

Einari Johansson resign as CEO of National Högsäter on December 1, 2018. Einari is one of the founders of the Jaba Group (current National Högsäter). He has with great skill and great competence developed the business to the successful company it is today. To his successor, Kenneth Larsson is appointed. Kenneth comes recently from Emballator Mellerud Plast where he was the factory manager. "In my leadership, I will utilize the broad and extensive experience in National Högsäter, but I will also challenge processes and methods to further develop the company," says Kenneth. National Högsäter has been and is a documented respected manufacturer of molded polyester and textile fibers for both the automotive and furniture industry, and I want to manage and develop that further. There is a lovely setting that I can see here in Högsäter, says Kenneth. We do not take anything for granted but instead delivering on the basis of the conditions available. We wish Kenneth great luck and also thank Einari for an amazingly good leadership for all years he has been active in the company!

2018.11.20

Thanks to all Elmia visitors

National Sweden rounds off Elmia and thank all visitors for 4 exciting days. All our production facilities in Halmstad, Högsäter and Bredaryd showed what they can produce. We have shown everything from our smallest gaskets to the automotive industry, our lamps and chairs to the furniture industry and our various products to the pharmaceutical industry. It is an impressive width / edge we do offer within National Sweden. Fun! And thanks again for showing up.  

2018.10.16

Good times for National Högsäter!

The production unit in Högsäter has since this summer recruited about 10 new employees. Close customer collaboration and new projects are the background to the large recruitment. "Extremely pleased that we are given the opportunity to hire more talented employees for our exciting projects," says Einari Johansson, CEO of National Högsäter. We can see increasing interest in polyester production segment, which is entirely in line with our plan. It is one of our focus areas and the recruitments are a receipt of our efforts.

2018.10.02

Visit us at Elmia Subcontractor

Meet the team that will represent National Sweden at Elmia Subcontractor 2018! Click to watch the teaser

2018.07.12

Summer and holiday time at National Sweden!

Spring has been extremely eventful and positive for the entire group. Now we need some vacation before we finish this year. All production units have more and bigger projects than ever, which feels hugely stimulating and fun. We thank all employees, customers and suppliers for a nice spring. See you again after the summer.

National Halmstad is closed between 16 July and 6 August

National Bredaryd is closed between 16 July and 6 August

National Högsäter is closed between 23 July and 6 August (partially closed 16 July to 22 July and 6 August to 12 August.

Please email your contact person if urgent!

Hope you all have a very pleasant vacation!

2018.07.05

National Bredaryd invests in new Cleanroom.

National Bredaryd has expanded its capacity for customer support within the Medical segment. In our new Cleanroom, we will be even better at meeting our clients' assignments that include extrusion, assembly, labeling and final packaging. The run-in time has shown very good results and we are in full production since a couple of month. The investment has been implemented because of the increased demand, which is very pleasing!

2018.06.14

National Halmstad improves Viskan's spa bath!

Together with Viskan's Spa and CE Produkter, National Halmstad has developed a unique polyester fiber insulation solution that will handle the Scandinavian climate. Moreover, the material developed is tested and developed in Nationals sound lab to meet the requirements for better sound absorption. The material absorbs the sound of the pumps, resulting in a better customer experience. Viskan Spa is Sweden's only spa bath manufacturer. They know what it takes to meet the Swedish climate conditions. In Sweden, it can differ over 50° C between winter and summer. The large temperature difference along with wind and moisture conditions means that more efficient insulation materials are required in the Swedish market than most others. –The combination of thermal insulation and sound absorption in the material actually lacks the opposite of the market," says Johan Eriksson at Viskans Spa. We call the material Pro-Silence Insulation, which is exactly what it is. –In addition to the good thermal and sound absorbing properties, the material consists of recycled fibers, which feels really good from an environmental and sustainability perspective”, says Joakim Eliasson on CE Produkter. The cooperation between us at NationaI Halmstad, CE Produkter in Unnaryd and Viskan's Spa in Skene has worked out really well and we already focus to refine and further develop the products, says Per Gunnarsson from National Halmstad. It's really exciting for us to further develop an already great product, and with CE Produkter we see a great potential for similar products in the future, concludes Per Gunnarson from National Halmstad. Learn more at https://www.viskanspa.se/2018/03/28/isolerar-och-absorberar/

2018.03.20

Say hello to National Sweden!

As previously announced, the companies National Gummi AB, DX Plastic AB and Jaba Group AB have changed their naming structure. The companies are owned by Holding Company National Sweden Holding. The new company names will be National Högsäter Performance Polymers AB (former Jaba Group AB), National Bredaryd Performance Polymers AB (former DX Plastic AB), National Halmstad Performance Polymers AB (former National Gummi AB).



Until June 1, 2018, the previous company names will also be used and communicated to make the transition as smooth as possible. For customers and suppliers, please retain the previous company names in your business systems until June 1, 2018. The company registration numbers for each company are the same as previous. 

All of these three companies have a fantastic history and solid skills in the polymer manufacturing industry, which together make us a unique player within and outside Sweden. We are convinced that the new name structure will make the business group stronger in a longer perspective and will benefit both customers, suppliers and partners.

2018.03.10

Welcome to our new site

Welcome to the new site for National Sweden. We have seen the need to present ourselves in a single way in order to show our overall offer, in a better way. We are excited about our new site and look forward to improve it continuously to meet our customers and our own development. So, friends and customers, welcome to our new site!

2018.01.18

National develops organic EPDM

National lab has developed a new bio-based material that can replace EPDM materials today used in many industries in Europe and the rest of the world.

Eco EPDM, as we call it, has been tested and evaluated with very good physical properties. The material represents a big victory for the environment, but also a chance for customers to achieve their high environmental requirements.

Product benefits

National ECO EPDM 60 Shore
25-30% ingredients based on crude oil (Polymer, Softener (Oil), Filler - carbon black)

Common EPDM 60 Shore
80-95% ingredients based on crude oil (Polymer, Softener (Oil), Filler - carbon black)

Other ingredients in the prescription as processing aids, vulcanizers, etc. are equivalent in typical EPDM 60° and ECO EPDM 60°