Stralfors produced 140 million ballot papers

On 25 May 2014 it’s time for EU elections in Sweden, and about 140 million ballot papers have been produced. Stralfors is responsible for producing the ballot papers for the Swedish Election Authority.


Stralfors in Ljungby is taking care of the EU elections and is using one hundred per cent paper. It’s been full steam ahead at Stralfors for about two months with the production of ballot papers ahead of the EU elections.

This is the first time that Stralfors has produced the ballot papers. 
“We’re proud to have been entrusted with this task by the Election Authority. Of course it’s great to win such a large order that is significant from a social perspective,” explains Marina Brtan, Production Manager at Stralfors. “It’s a confirmation that we have a strong position in the Nordic market.”

The assignment involves Stralfors assuming responsibility for producing ballot papers, wrapping the batches in paper banderoles and packing them into cartons. But how do you manage to produce 140 million ballot papers in two months? 
“We’ve had an extremely intensive period in production. As well as working three shifts on two printing presses in Ljungby, we’ve also been helped by our colleagues in Tandsbyn and Laskowice in Poland. We’ve picked up a lot of experience along the way, together with incredibly committed employees who have made this all possible,” says Marina Brtan.