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Fältcom receives award for its work on gender equality

Press Release   •   Dec 16, 2015 15:00 GMT

Umeå Municipality assigns Fältcom the Gender Equality price in 2015. Fältcom is rewarded for their active work to increase the proportion of women in the company.

The staff consists of more than 37% women but the company works strategically to get additional women to the company with the aim that 50 per cent of the staff should be female.

- We are proud and delighted to receive the Umeå Municipality's Equality prize! For us it is a matter of equality and gender equality, as a modern company, we want to reflect the market which consists of 50 percent women, says Mikael Långström, CEO of Fältcom.

- Fältcom is working strategically and purposefully with equality, thus allowing the issue of gender equality to permeate the entire company and is well worth the price, says Tina Myhrberg (M), Vice-President of the Equality Committee.

- By highlighting good examples of an active equality work, we hope that more companies understand the importance of working with gender equality. Fältcom is a good example of how a business can work, and we hope that they and the price continues this work and inspires others, said Emma Vigren (S), Chair, Equality Committee.

The motivation reads: With gender balance being a goal and not a vision, and a management that sees gender equality as a success factor in business competitiveness and growth, the Umeå Municipality's Gender Equality Prize 2015 goes to Fältcom.

For more information, please contact:

Mikael Långström, CEO, Fältcom
Tel.+46 90 183901

Fältcom sells and develops systems with reliable and secure communication for services in machine-to-machine communication, M2M, and the IoT (Internet of Things). Fältcom was founded in Umeå in 1998 and currently has over 160,000 installed devices, 30,000 of which consist of the open MIIPS platform. MIIPS is found in everything from Volvo’s test cars to all Swedish weather stations and speed cameras, as well as thousands of buses, and regulates when the lights in cities like Malmö turn off and on every day, among other things. Fältcom is mostly owned by SEB Venture Capital and Industrifonden, and has about 40 employees at the headquarters in Umeå

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