ÅF - new organisation to boost profits and growth
Fri, 10/09/2010 - 09:00 CEST
Jonas Wiström, President/CEO +46 (0)70-608 12 20 Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information +46 (0)70-657 20 26 On 1 October 2010 the ÅF Infrastructure Division will be split into two separate divisions. The purpose behind this is to clearly identify two areas of long-term commercial opportunity and to increase the focus on profitability and growth in the years ahead. The new divisions will be known as Infrastructure and Technology respectively. Infrastructure, with approximately 1,000 co-workers, will form the nucleus of ÅF's expertise in the field of modern, environmentally adapted infrastructure planning activities. The division's consultants work primarily with installations in properties, project engineering for investments in road and rail networks, infrastructure planning and sound and vibrations. Major clients include national authorities and civil service departments, construction companies and property management companies. Mats Påhlsson, previously manager for the Infrastructure Planning business area, has been appointed as the new president of the Infrastructure Division. Mats came to ÅF just over a year ago, bringing with him many years' experience of the consulting and construction industries. Mats Påhlsson will also become a member of ÅF's senior management team with effect from 1 October 2010. Technology, which will have almost 700 co-workers, will form the nucleus of ÅF's expertise in the fields of telecommunications, advanced product development, defence technology and IT. The division's consultants work primarily with software, electronics, mechanical engineering, project management and systems integration. Major clients are found in the telecom and defence industries. President of the Technology Division will be Johan Olsson, former president of the Infrastructure Division. Parallel with these changes, ÅF's Engineering Division will change its name to the Industry Division. With effect from 1 October 2010 ÅF will therefore consist of four divisions, namely: Energy, Infrastructure, Industry and Technology. ÅF AB, Corporate Information ÅF is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. Today ÅF has more than 4,000 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world.