Sweden and Norway one Business Area with Henrik Hjalmarsson as its new SVP
Inwido, Europe’s largest supplier of windows, today announces the appointment of Henrik Hjalmarsson as Senior Vice President of the new, merged Business Area Sweden-Norway. Henrik Hjalmarsson will be part of Group Management and will start on 1 September 2017. At the same time as Henrik takes over responsibility, a change will be implemented entailing the Norwegian operations within Inwido being moved organizationally to become part of the merged Business Area Sweden-Norway. This area will be reported financially as a joint segment as of 1 July 2017. Henrik Hjalmarsson replaces Mikael Carleson, who will transition to a Group-wide role focusing on structural growth in Europe. Mikael will continue to be a member of Group Management.
“Sweden is already our largest business area and is, of course, a very important part of our business,” says Håkan Jeppsson, President and CEO of Inwido. “I am very pleased that Henrik has chosen to take on the difficult task involved in managing this part of our business,” he continues. “I am highly confident that he has the capacity and experience required to maintain and develop our position in these two markets.”
Henrik Hjalmarsson is 40 years old and joins Inwido from the role of President of Findus Nordic, an assignment he has held for more than three years. Prior to that, he was both Commercial Director and Supply Chain Manager at the same company. In the past, he has also previous experiences from work within the senior management team of Findus’ Norwegian operations – experience he will benefit from at Inwido.
“Integrating the Norwegian operations into the Swedish structure is a natural and beneficial step to take,” says Håkan Jeppsson. “Today, the Swedish factories deliver almost 70 percent of the total volume for Norway and we do not see this decreasing in the future. Now, with Henrik taking over the Swedish business area, it is logical to take this step towards further coordination and efficiency in these two operations.”
As previously announced, the current Norwegian SVP, Philip Isell Lind af Hageby, will be leaving Inwido for assignments outside the Group. Effective from 1 August, and until further notice, Erik Fantoft, Financial Director in Norway, will be the acting MD of Inwido Norway.
For more information, please contact:
Håkan Jeppsson, President and CEO Tel.: 46 (0)10-451 45 51
Inwido is Europe’s largest supplier of windows and a leading door supplier. The company has operations in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Estionia, Ireland, Lithuania, Poland and the UK, as well as exports to a large number of other countries. The Group markets some 20 strong local brands including Elitfönster, SnickarPer, Hajom, Hemmafönster, Outline, Tiivi, Pihla, Diplomat and Sokolka. Inwido has approximately 4,000 employees and generated sales of slightly more than SEK 5.7 billion in 2016. The Group's headquarters are located in Malmö, Sweden. For further information, please visit www.inwido.com