Company detailsCode: RBISCompany name: RBI InteriorCompany country: NorwayNumber of employees: 40Sector: C - ManufacturingSector detail: C16 - Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materialsSub-sectors: C16.2.1 - Manufacture of veneer sheets and wood-based panels Reshoring detailsReshoring announcement date: 06/03/2015Starting implementation date: January, 2015End of Implementation : March, 2016Reshored to: NorwayLocation of affected unit(s): FredrikstadLocation code: NO031Reshored business function: ProductionPartial or Total reshoring: PartialReshoring governance mode: In house (in own facilities)Estimated job gains: 10Reasons for reshoring: Automation of production processFirm's global reorganizationCase narrative: Norwegian company RBI interiør has planned to move its production of all MDF panels (Medium density fireboard) back to Norway, from Sweden and Poland. The "SmartPanel" model in particular has been already been moved to Fredrikstad. This change in production strategy required the movement of 30 employees from Skjeberg, Sweden and the recruitment of 20 new employees. Production is now taking place in a new automated factory in Fredrikstad. Production capacity at this site is currently about 800 sq. metres per hour. Remi Bergstrøm, head of Smart Board Production said that RBI interior aims to reach 10 million sq. metres per year. The factory is receiving large investments for five production lines that will be in operation by the end of the reshoring process. These investments total approximately NOK 35-40 million (EUR 3.7 - 4.2 million USD 4.2 - 4.8 million). Sources: Fredriksstad Blad, 06/03/2015 Nationen, 18/03/2015 Sources link: http://www.f-b.no/flytter-arbeidsplasser-fra-polen-til-ora/s/5-59-79898 http://www.nationen.no/naering/smart-lasning-gir-suksess-i-fredrikstad/ Offshoring detailsOffshoring location: SwedenOffshored business function: ProductionOffshoring governance mode: In house (in own facilities)Offshoring entry mode: Wholly owned Notes: The attribution of new jobs (20) has been shared among the two cases of backshoring (from Poland and from Sweden).