Largest companies in Sweden 2020, by number of employees

The Swedish security company Securitas AB was the company in Sweden with the largest number of employees in July 2020, when the company employed over 300 thousand people. H&M and Ericsson were the second and third largest companies in Sweden by number of employees, amounting to over 123 and around 98 thousand employees respectively. br>
Securitas expansion to outside Europe

    Securitas started as a night guarding company in Helsingborg in 1934, by the name “Hälsingborgs Nattvakt” (Helsingborg’s Night Guard). The owner, Erik Philip-Sörensen, gradually acquired other security companies and they eventually all came together under the collective name Securitas in 1972. The company kept growing over the years and in 2018 the company had expanded with employes in Europe, North America and Latin America.

Highest revenue in 2018

    Securitas kept pace with the worldwide advancing knowledge of electronic security and in 2018 the company reached their highest revenue of more than 100 billion Swedish kronor. Most of the revenue was gained from guarding services, followed by revenue from security solutions and electronic security.

Largest companies in Sweden as of July 2020, by number of employees

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

July 2020

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "The top list data is always based on the latest available financial statements."

Total number of employees refers to the average number of employees.

Subsidiaries are excluded if the parent company is on the top list with consolidated figures.

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