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Key facts 2015

  • Net Sales: 917 m€
    Russia largest market (25%), followed by France, Switzerland and Sweden. 40% of net sales are generated through emerging markets.
  • EBITDA: Approx 14%
  • No Employees: 9,500 at 23 sites in 19 countries. Sales in 65 markets.
  • Owners: Candover (56%), MezzVest (24%), management (16%), others (4%)
  • History: Founded in 1939 in Bjärnum.
    Olle Andersson developed business substantially from 1957-87, thereafter third generation (Bengt Adolfsson and Ann-Charlotte Andersson) developed it into a 1 billion SEK business. Private Equity owned since 1999: initially Atle, Ratos and Nordic Capital. 2003-2006 Investcorp and since 2006 Candover that changed name in 2011 to Arle Capital Partners. 14 acquisitions during the past decade. European market leader.

Investors & Financials - Operational highlights 2015

  • New organization since December replacing previous regions North & South with one European Sales Organization and one European Supply Chain Organization.
  • Installing new function: Brand & Product Management.
  • Appointment of new CEO, Christer Åberg, as of August.
  • Very strong performance from our Russian subsidiary, Askona, in an extremely tough market environment.
  • Growth in several European markets.
  • Promising e-commerce initiatives implemented in Asia.
  • Net sales development:

2015 917m€
2014 917m€
2013 823m€
2012 774m€


Investor-related matters

Leif Mårtensson

Bank-related matters
Finance Director

Jenny Appenrodt