Clas Ohlson awarded for its progress in supply chain

Magnus Höjman, Director of Supply Chain at Clas Ohlson has been awarded the price Supply Chain Professional of the Year at an event organised by Swedish National Association of Purchasing & Logistics (Silf), Accenture and SAS Institute. Clas Ohlson was recognised, among other things, for its focus on long term sustainability in supply chain.

The price Supply Chain Professional of the Year is awarded in connection with Silfs’ annual Supply Chain Outlook. The price is awarded a person who, during the previous year, has made great achievements in goods supply. A sustainable flow of goods, combined with efficient logistics and low environmental impact is a strategic focus area at Clas Ohlson.

”To develop and optimise our supply of goods is an important part of our strategy, where we have made great progress during the last years. Receiving this award, as a token of appreciation of the work Clas Ohlson does, is of course extremely awarding” says Magnus Höjman, Director of Supply Chain at Clas Ohlson.

Clas Ohlson has high demands on function, price, quality and sustainability throughout the supply chain. The distribution centre in Insjön, Sweden, is the logistic hub for the entire Group, where more or less all goods comes through on their way to stores and to customers who have placed their orders via telephone, catalogue or at the online store. Everyday Clas Ohlson delivers approximately 1,000 pallets to stores and 800 deliveries direct to the customer and Clas Ohlson are, among other things, continuously working on optimizing the transports to reduce the CO2emissions.

The price money goes to Save the Children and ECPAT.

For more information please contact:

Sara Kraft Westrell, Director of Information and Investor Relations, phone +46 247 649 13

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Clas Ohlson was founded in 1918 as a mail order business based in Insjön, Sweden. Today, the company offers products and services for the everyday practical problems, in five countries via its over 200 stores and online. Clas Ohlson offers a wide range of affordable products in five product areas: Hardware, Electrical, Home, Multimedia and Leisure. The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, has sales of approximately 8 billion SEK and more than 4,800 employees. Visit Clas Ohlson at www.clasohlson.com.

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To develop and optimise our supply of goods is an important part of our strategy, where we have made great progress during the last years. Receiving this award, as a token of appreciation of the work Clas Ohlson does, is of course extremely awarding
Magnus Höjman, Director of Supply Chain at Clas Ohlson