Unique collaboration between Mekonomen and Svenska Bil

Mekonomen and Svenska Bil have signed a letter of intent regarding a collaboration initially comprising at least 6 establishments. The establishments are intended to be a part of the new concepts Mekonomen Mega and Mekonomen Medium, with stores and workshops next to each other, offering excellent availability and service.

The collaboration will be structured as a joint company with Svenska Bil as the majority owner.

The objective is that the collaboration will commence during the spring in order to be completed by year end 2009.

- This is a new step in the development of the car industry, all in line with the EU block exemption. We see great potential in the development of our business within these concepts, says Lars-Gunnar Jönsson, CEO Svenska Bil.
- The collaboration with Svenska Bil enables possibilities for a faster expansion of our new concepts Mekonomen Mega and Mekonomen Medium, situated in outstanding locations, to be able to meet the increased demand we see from our customers. Our ambition is to make the Carlife simpler and this is a significant and important step. Based on our leading positions in our respective areas, this collaboration between Mekonomen and Svenska Bil will facilitate an even stronger offering to our customers, says Håkan Lundstedt, President and CEO Mekonomen.


For further information contact:
Håkan Lundstedt, President and CEO Mekonomen AB, +46 (0)8 464 00 17
Lars-Gunnar Jönsson, President Svenska Bil Norden AB, +46 (0)8 505 690 00
Gunilla Spongh, CFO Mekonomen AB, +46 (0)8 464 00 80

About Us

Mekonomen operates in the car aftermarket and consists of leading car service chains in Northern Europe with a proprietary wholesale operation, more than 460 branches and over 3,400 affiliated workshops operating under the Group’s brands. Through its branch network, Mekonomen Group offers affordable spare parts and accessories to the affiliated workshops, other workshops, other B2B customers, as well as car owners. Around 90 per cent of sales are business to business, where 80 per cent of the orders are digital. The largest business to business customers are affiliated workshops operating under the Group´s concepts AutoMester, BilXtra, Din Bilpartner, Meca Car Service, Mekonomen Bilverkstad, O.K. Serwis, Speedy and others. The Group operates through four business areas – FTZ with operations in Denmark, Inter-Team with operations in Poland, MECA/Mekonomen with operations in Norway and Sweden and Sørensen og Balchen with operations in Norway.

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