Swedish Politicians Explore Persson Innovation’s Global Success.

Karin Johnson, Municipal councillor of Kumla (M); Andreas Haaskjold, CFO; Andreas Carlson, CEO; Mats Green, MP (M); Oskar Svärd, MP (M).

At the beginning of the week, Persson Innovation in Kumla, Sweden, welcomed Karin Johnson municipal councillor of Kumla (M), along with Members of the Swedish Parliament Mats Green (M) and Oskar Svärd (M). They wanted to learn more about Persson Innovation’s history, what the company does, and also understand why a global company like Persson Innovation has stayed in the small town of Kumla. They were greeted by Andreas Carlson, CEO, and Andreas Haaskjold, CFO.

“We are a local handle company with a global market and have a high production of handles per year. We may have a big share of the world market right now, but there are still many undiscovered parts left. And when more companies choose to switch to more environmentally friendly handles, we are helping to change the future for the better, together” says Andreas Carlson.

Carlson explained the difference between Soft Grip, Heavy Grip, Stick-A-Grip and Eco Grip and the material they are made of. This led the conversation further and Carlson explained why the production of the handles stays in Sweden and isn’t moving elsewhere.

“The reason the factory remains in Sweden is because of the material and our team members. The trees growing in Finland and Sweden maintain such good strength and quality that is hard to find elsewhere. We also have the privilege of recruiting and retaining talented and experienced individuals, which is important for us to nurture at Persson Innovation, says Andreas Carlson.

The politicians also had a tour of the factory where they learned about the manufacturing and the assembly of the handles, as well as how the export process works. Here, they also had the opportunity to ask questions about Persson Innovation.

The day ended with a dialogue about issues concerning politics and the company, as well as the opportunities and challenges that come with running a global company, which is important to address for our politicians.

“Today is one of those days you’ll remember,” says Mats Green, Member of the Swedish Parliament.

And we can’t help but agree.


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