Top name from Framfab joins Semcon

Top name from Framfab joins Semcon Johan de Verdier, previously successful as Managing Director of Guide, and then head of Swedish operations for Framfab and Managing Director of Framfab Software, will join Zipper by Semcon in July 2001. Johan de Verdier started at Guide Konsult in 1996 and was very successful in building up operations there. At Semcon, Johan will be Managing Director of the subsidiary, Zipper by Sermcon, a consultancy business that works with solutions within IT structure concerning strategy and methods for business development. Zipper by Semcon, which currently has 35 employees, was started in mid 2000 by Ulf Börjel, Jan Hesselgren, Bengt Örnegren and Sten Hellström. All the founders have extensive experience of IT consultancy and specialise in IT infrastructure. Zipper has developed Insight, an analysis tool for establishing the current business situation and setting an action plan for the technical infrastructure, and Fasttrack, a semi-manufacture for automation of large PC platforms. Zipper meets modern business requirements for well-planned and uniform infrastructure for information management and system integration. Orders have recently been received from Vattenfall for 16,000 users, and from Göteborg Municipality for 80,000 users. Other customers include SAS, Ringhals, SCA and Ericsson. "We see this as a very strong addition to our expanding IT operations, which accounted for over 41 % of Semcon's total operations in 2000. We will continue establishing Zipper as the leading developer within software and design providing advanced IT solutions that improve efficiency for businesses and organisations," says Semcon's CEO, Hans Johansson. "Increasingly, all products contain or are exposed to IT. It is vital for our customers to keep up with development and use the latest technology. Our work at Zipper will equip our customers with cutting-edge competence within IT strategy," concludes Hans Johansson. For more information, please contact Hans Johansson, CEO, Semcon +46 705-914334 Bengt Nilsson, CFO, Semcon +46 704-472868 Ulf Börjel, Zipper by Semcon +46 706-599906 Semcon is one of the leading design and developments companies in the Nordic region. Semcon's consultants develop products, processes and people for Sweden's most successful businesses . The combination of profitable growth for more than 20 years, and the fact that Semcon has a long-term relationship with leading industrial groups, form a strong base for continued success. Turnover during 2000 amounted to SEK 1 billion and the number of employees currently above 1600. Semcon AB (publ.) is quoted on the OM Stockholm Stock Exchange O-list. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/02/28/20010228BIT00190/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/02/28/20010228BIT00190/bit0001.pdf

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