ARTEX

The largest sewing company in Sweden, Artex has three manufacturing units at home and two in Latvia – one in Riga and another one in the Northern city of Smiltene. In operation since 1928, company’s expertise is in production and refurbishment of large volumes of chairs for facilities as well as for transportation, including not only cars, but also trains, boats and airplanes. With principal customers in the motor and furniture industries, the company services such clients as Volvo, Bombardier and Scania Group. The main factors in choosing Latvia for expanding company’s production capabilities in 2010 were the advanced infrastructure, vicinity to large markets and educated workforce.

Artex CEO Bjorn Samenius says, “We have felt welcomed by people we have been working with.”