The Harju Elekter Group, with 100% ownership of Harju Elekter AB, is continuing its expansion in Sweden. Group CEO Tiit Atso says, “Both the Group and all our co-workers in Sweden are deeply engaged in becoming a major player in the Swedish electrification and automation markets.” To achieve this, good products, a high level of competence and a strong organization backed by efficient logistics and production are needed.
One of the actions to further strengthen its presence in Sweden includes the centralisation of inventory and production resources. This means that the current operation in Malmö will move to new larger and more suitable premises in the harbour area in Malmö in August 2022. The operations in Borlänge, Grytgöl and Stockholm will be transferred to a completely new, wholly-owned facility in Västerås, with a total office and production area of some 6 000 m². Parts of the operations in Stockholm will remain but move to new premises.
Certain project management and electrical design resources and part of the Swedish Management Team have been in Västerås since February this year. They will also transfer to a new facility in Västerås, which is expected to be ready for occupancy sometime in Q4, 2022.
For the Malmö operations, the focus going forward will be on low and medium voltage switchgear and a new area, industrial automation solutions. In Västerås, the focus will be on panels, switchgear and technical and fibre shelters. FAT testing will be performed at both sites. The Västerås facility will also function as a temporary storage facility for products from other Harju Elekter production facilities on their way to sites in Sweden.
Mikael Schwartz Jonsson, Managing Director of the Swedish operations believes these investments will help to increase their competitiveness within different areas of activities. “Our focus on project business and delivery of solutions, where installation and commissioning are included, requires efficient design and production resources in Sweden, which we have now strengthened significantly,” Mikael concludes.