Arkivator establishes itself in Ukraine
Press Release June 8, 2012
On June 7, 2012, Arkivator Holding AB, the parent company of Arkivator group, purchased shares representing 25% of Claesson Engineering AB. Claesson’s are experts in machining of small series and has operations in Sweden and Ukraine. The company forecasts a turnover of approximately 20 MSEK in 2012 (13 MSEK) and is expected to report EBIT of 2 MSEK (1.5 MSEK).
“Claesson Engineering is a welcome addition to the business area Arkivator Industry, which specializes in machining and has operations in Sweden, Hungary, China and now Ukraine. The partnership means that we further strengthen Arkivator Industry as a complete and leading supplier of machining in all dimensions and in small to large series,” says Anders Hultmark, CEO of Arkivator.
“We at Claesson Engineering are very positive in having an active and stable partner such as Arkivator Holding AB” says Fredrik Claesson, CEO, Claesson Engineering. “We see significant growth opportunities for Claesson Engineering and it is very important to have a partner who is good at both production technology and management. In addition,both companies value long-term client relationships and strive to deliver good service, high quality and fast delivery times,” concludes Fredrik Claesson.
“Arkivator has collaborated with Claesson’s for a few years, especially in the case of short series with a lot of programming. We are now seeing great opportunities of offering our customers even better service and competitiveness with regard to machining. Claesson’s are running two trucks a week between Ukraine and Sweden. We are maintaining a high level of service while offering a competitive cost position in Ukraine, “says Jan Löfving, Business Area manager of Arkivator Industry.
“Claesson’s is led by Swedish engineers with extensive experience in machining and there are plenty of talented engineers in Ukraine, which in turn guarantees high technical competence. For us at Arkivator who work with and value commitment, competence and long-term, feel this colaboration to be just right” concludes Anders Hultmark.
For more information:
Anders Hultmark, CEO
Jan Löfving, Business Area Manager
Fredrik Claesson, CEO
Claesson Engineering Ltd
Arkivator Holding AB is a privately owned Swedish company that has 600 employees and annual sales of approximately SEK 1 billion. We are located in Falköping (headquarters), Tidaholm, Gothenburg, Växjö, Värnamo, Hörby, Stockholm, Hungary, Ukraine and China. The company is organized into three business areas: Arkivator Industry (specialist in machining), Arkivator Telecom (microwave, antennas, couplers, waveguides etc.) and Arkivator Machine Systems (development and manufacture of packaging machines).