The SP Group, with 1,400 employees, consists of nine companies including the parent company SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden AB. The Swedish state is via Rise AB the sole owner of the SP Group.

The work within the parent company is organised into nine technical departments: Building Technology and Mechanics, Calibration and Verification, Certification, Chemistry, Materials and Surfaces, Electronics, Energy Technology, Fire Technology, Measurement Technology and the Sustainable Built Environment. There is also an administrative department. The company’s headquarters are in Borås.


Subsidiary companies:

Subsidiary AstaZero, will develop unique environments for road safety research.

Subsidiary CBI Betonginstitutet AB, performs scientific/technical research and development in the concrete area.

Subsidiary Glafo AB – Glasforskningsinstitutet, is based in Växjö. It provides glass research, development, education and technical support.

Subsidiary JTI – Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, is based in Uppsala. JTI is an industrial research institute engaged in research, development and information in the areas of agricultural engineering and environmental technology.

Subsidiary SMP Svensk Maskinprovning AB, based in Uppsala, performs testing, certification and inspection of products, machines and vehicles.

Subsidiary SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden A/S, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. SP in Denmark is an audited subcontractor for SP in Sweden with test laboratories for EMC, climatic and mechanical testing.

Subsidiary SP Process Development, based in Södertälje, chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical research from small to large scale.

Subsidiary SP Processum, based in Örnsköldsvik, is a centre for biorefinery development from wood raw material and energy crops. 60 % of the shares acquired in 2013.


Box 857, SE-501 15 BORÅS


+46-10 516 50 00

Head of public authority (President/Vice-Chancellor/CEO/DG):

Acting Managing Director John Rune Nielsen


Press contact


Staffan Ljung


Mobile phone:

+46-70 672 89 70