Our governance model requires acquired companies to have a well-functioning business operation and management team. Each company has its own President, who is ultimately responsible for managing the operations. A typical Indutrade company generates annual sales of between SEK 50-100 million. This amount enables each President to maintain overall control, and quickly adapt the business to customer requirements. All companies define their own profitability and growth targets, which means that while some may be cutting back on costs, others are investing in more personnel.
Acquired companies maintain their independence
Our companies enjoy considerable freedom, which promotes customer adaptation and flexibility and provides ideal conditions for retaining an entrepreneurial spirit within the organization. Moreover, the self-determination exercised by Presidents is an important factor for retaining key employees in acquired companies. In our acquisition model, acquired companies also retain their name, culture and management when they become part of the Group. Acquired companies are not divested.
Niche focus determines subsidiary strategy
Decentralisation is also a natural consequence of the Group’s niche focus. In order to develop the expertise required to create customer value, and thus profitability, the operations must be concentrated in a number of niches. However, the vast array of differences between each of these niches requires each Group company to formulate its own strategy.
Performance management and professional development
We support our companies with industrial expertise, financing, business development and performance management. Internal networking meetings present opportunities for comparison and informal exchanges of ideas and experience between our companies. Internal benchmarking is carried out each quarter in the form of a ranking list to clarify the objectives for the companies and to keep managers informed about best practices in other Group companies.
Our companies are often focused on solving customer problems – an ability that builds on the professional and technical expertise of their employees. As a result, Indutrade attaches great importance to continuing professional development in the companies, which also helps to attract and retain key employees.
Engineering & Equipment
Engineering & Equipment’s operations involve sales of components as well as customisation, combinations and installations of products from various suppliers. Business is conducted mainly in Finland.
Business area manager is Juha Kujala.
Flow Technology offers components and systems for controlling, measuring, monitoring and regulating flows. The business area includes companies that specialise in various areas of industrial flow technology.
Business area manager is Peter Eriksson.
Fluids & Mechanical Solutions
Fluids & Mechanical Solutions offers hydraulic and mechanical components to industries in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Key product areas are filters, hydraulics, tools & transmission, industrial springs, valves, water/wastewater products, steel constructions, compressors, product labelling and construction plastics.
Business area manager is Göte Mattsson.
Industrial Components offers a wide range of technically advanced components and systems for production and maintenance, and medical technology equipment. The products consist mainly of consumables.
Business area manager is Joakim Skantze.
Measurement & Sensor Technology
Measurement & Sensor Technology offers design solutions, measurement instruments, measurement systems and sensors for various industries. All of the business area’s companies have proprietary products based on advanced technological solutions and own development, design and manufacturing.
Business area manager is Patrik Stolpe.
Special Products offers specially manufactured niche products, design solutions, aftermarket service and assembly, and special processing. The business area includes companies with a considerable amount of own manufacturing and proprietary products.
Business area manager is Johnny Alvarsson.