Ola Tengroth to take office as new CEO of Lesjöfors

Over the past several decades, Lesjöfors has grown internationally and displayed strong, profitable growth under the leadership of Kjell-Arne Lindbäck, who will be retiring after the end of the year. Ola Tengroth has now been appointed as the company’s new CEO.

Ola Tengroth will assume his new position on January 1, 2020. Ola is 55 years old and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law. He most recently served as CEO and joint owner of Kemetyl. Prior to that, he worked at industrial companies such as Univar, BASF and SKF, and held various senior positions over a period of 25 years.

Lesjöfors, subsidiary to Beijer Alma, has revenues of MSEK 2,625 and operating profit of MSEK 531 for 2018. Under Kjell-Arne Lindbäck’s leadership, Lesjöfors has developed into a strong, profitable business, with 1,700 employees in 15 countries. Today, the company is the largest aftermarket/chassis springs player in Europe and one of few global manufacturers of customized industrial springswire and flat strip components.

“During Kjell-Arne’s 22 years as CEO, Lesjöfors has grown into a global company. One explanation for this is Kjell-Arne’s business acumen, resulting in a combination of well-executed acquisitions and an entrepreneurial spirit that has created substantial value for Beijer Alma and its shareholders. It has been a privilege to work with such a successful industry leader during my time at Beijer Alma. On behalf of the Board of Directors and all of our employees, I would like to thank Kjell-Arne for his outstanding contribution over the years,” says Beijer Alma’s President and CEO, Henrik Perbeck.

“At the same time, we are proud to welcome Ola Tengroth to Lesjöfors. The company will continue its journey of international growth, through both acquisitions and organic development. Ola is the right person to lead this work. He has extensive, international leadership experience from various industrial settings as well as the customer-centric business expertise needed to further develop the Lesjöfors Group.”

“I am now joining a reputable, well-managed company, with a clear agenda for its ongoing development. I look forward to contributing to Lesjöfors’s continued success in the coming years, together with the company’s senior management and employees,” says Ola Tengroth.

For further information, please contact: President and CEO of Beijer Alma, Henrik Perbeck, Tel: +46 18 15 71 60

Lesjöfors is one of the leading spring suppliers with internationally well known customers. The products are demanded in many markets, in diverse industries. The assortment of springs, stampings and pressings has a unique range, where one of the largest selections of standard springs are combined with high-tech, customized solutions. Lesjöfors has both manufacturing and sales offices in several European countries, Asia, United States and Mexico.

About Us

The Lesjöfors Group provides the widest range of springs and pressings to customers in diverse industries across the world. With a unique expertise in high technological, custom-made solutions and a flexible manufacturing capacity, Lesjöfors is the premier partner for all spring requirements. Lesjöfors, owned by Beijer Alma a listed company on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, comprises almost 40 manufacturing and sales companies in many countries. As a long-term and committed spring innovator, the Group continuously grows with a good profitability, both organically and by acquisitions.




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The company will continue its journey of international growth, through both acquisitions and organic development.
Henrik Perbeck, Beijer Alma’s President and CEO