Lesjöfors continues to grow and we reached approximately SEK 1.7 billion in sales in 2014. This puts Lesjöfors among the major spring companies in the world. CEO Kjell-Arne Lindbäck gives his thoughts of the group´s success factors.
As one of few manufacturers in Europe, Lesjöfors specializes in the manufacture of compression springs for extremely heavy loads. Not unusual are springs in the wire dimension of 65 mm weighing up to 350 kg.
Lesjöfors Tinglev in Denmark has entered a fruitful cooperation with Turkey´s largest company Arcelic, a world manufacturer of white goods and electronics. In 2015 high-quality compression springs will be delivered to Arcelik´s compressor factory in Turkey.
Also during this years´ industrial fair Elmia Subcontractor, the Lesjöfors group attracted much attention. The lockable gas springs that now are manufactured in-house was a main attraction in the stand.
Since many years, technicians throughout the Lesjöfors group get together annually to exchange experiences and learn from each other. The highly skilled network enables the most optimal technical solution to every project.
Lesjöfors has recently made a large machine investment at the factory in Värnamo, Sweden. The advanced fiber laser meets many customers' requirements for increased technical flexibility in the production of strip components.
Again students at Chalmers University of Technology have created a winning prototype of a race car for international student races. The Swedish team reached superposition in both the UK and Germany. Lesjöfors sponsored the vehicle with high-class chassis springs.
Lesjöfors Fjädrar has been chosen to supply springs for Volvo S60/V60 Polestar, a high performance car focused on the driving experience. The spring development was characterized by a close cooperation with quality as a main parameter.
The Lesjöfors Group continues to perform well. So far in 2014 we see growth in virtually all markets. Especially the German market is developing well, driven by the strong automotive industry. The potential in China also remains strong.