Tore Bertilsson appointed Vice Chairman of Ovako’s Board

Ovako today announced that Tore Bertilsson has been appointed Vice Chairman of Ovako Group AB’s Board of Directors.

Tore Bertilsson has extensive industrial experience from leading positions and directorships. He was a member of SKF’s group management for 24 years, where he was the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer until 2013. Tore Bertilsson is Chairman of Semcon, Perstorp, Ludvig Svensson and the insurance company PRI Pensionsgaranti. He is a Director of INGKA Holding BV (IKEA), JCE Group and Salinity. Tore Bertilsson holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance and Economics from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg.

“We are pleased to welcome Tore Bertilsson to Ovako’s Board. With his extensive experience from relevant industries, he will contribute valuable knowledge and will be an important asset for Ovako and the Board,” says Joakim Olsson, Chairman of the Board.

Ovako’s Board of Directors comprises from February 1, Joakim Olsson (Chairman), Tore Bertilsson (Vice Chairman), Martin Ivert, Johan Pernvi, Sakari Tamminen, Ingalill Östman and Employee Representatives Robert Nilsson and Timo Viiperi. 

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For more information please contact:
Press and media contacts
Oskar Bosson, Head of Group Communications
Telephone: +46 704 10 71 80
E-mail: oskar.bosson@ovako.com

Investor relations
Stina Thorman, Head of Investor Relations
Telephone: +46 (0)862 13 38
E-mail: stina.thorman@ovako.com

About Ovako

Ovako develops high-tech steel solutions for, and in cooperation with, its customers in the bearing, transport and manufacturing industries. Our steel makes our customers’ end products more resilient and extends their useful life, ultimately resulting in smarter, more energy-efficient and more environmentally friendly products.

Our production is based on recycled scrap and includes steel in the form of bar, tube, ring and components. Ovako is represented in more than 30 countries and has sales offices in Europe, North America and Asia. Ovako’s sales in 2016 amounted to EUR 781 million, and the company had 2,800 employees at year-end. For more information, please visit us at www.ovako.com.

This information was submitted for publication through the agency of the contact person set out above, on February 1, 2018 at 08:00 (CET).


About Us

About OvakoOvako develops high-tech steel solutions for, and in cooperation with, its customers in the bearing, transport and manufacturing industries. Our steel makes our customers’ end products more resilient and extends their useful life, ultimately resulting in smarter, more energy-efficient and more environmentally-friendly products. Our production is based on recycled scrap and includes steel in the form of bar, tube, ring and pre-components. Ovako has over 3,000 employees in more than 30 countries. Ovako’s sales in 2017 amounted to EUR 921 million. Since June 2018, Ovako is part of the Japanese steel corporation Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation that employs 92,000 globally and has a revenue of EUR 37 billion. For more information, please visit us at www.ovako.com and www.nssmc.com.