In late 2013, Arla Foods held a press conference in which they stated that the production and warehouse operations of Gothenburg’s dairy plant would move to other, more modern and environmentally friendly plants. This finally resulted in the shutdown of the 55 year old plant. 164 workers lost their job in this process and the plot was sold to a real estate firm. The abandoned plant became a haven for copper thieves who raided the buildings in just a couple of weeks. The first time we visited we actually encountered some of them in the basement of the main building. After a few more run-ins we decided that waiting a week or two for them to finish wouldn’t be all that bad, then we could at least take our pictures in peace. The second visit was a lot quieter than the first, no copper thieves in sight. Although they had done some damage to the plant in between our visits, it felt nice to have such a big place for ourselves.