|Type||State Limited Company|
|Cecilia Schelin Seidegård, Board chairman|
Sara Revell Ford, CEO
|Revenue||9.295 billion SEK (2019)|
|Owner||Swedish State, 100%|
Number of employees
|Parent||Government of Sweden|
Samhall AB is a Swedish state-owned limited company with the task of creating meaningful and developing jobs for people with disabilities. The company was founded in 1980 and is today one of the Swedish state's largest companies in terms of number of employees. The name Samhall is similar to the Swedish word "Samhälle" which translates to English as "Community" or "Society".
During the company's first decades, the business was dominated by its own industrial production, however today, most of the employees work in service or staffing in other companies.
Workshops, office work, housework, and other types of sheltered work began to appear in the 1960s in Sweden, with various actors, such as municipalities and county labour boards in charge of these. During the 1970s, flaws in these systems were identified. They were poorly organized. and the chances of having a secure job varied greatly between regions.
In 1992, the foundation became a group, with Samhall AB as the parent company and several regional subsidiaries. The Group was merged into one business, Samhall AB, in 2002.