He speaks the customer voice
Ulf Abrahamsson Key Account Manager
This past year has really tried us. The world changed rapidly over night, and much will forever be transformed. This type of change will probably take place at an even faster pace in the future, and it is important to keep up.
We notice that Ulf Abrahamsson has had a lot on his desk lately. It has certainly not been an easy thing to deal with the problems that have arisen as a result of the material delays most industries have experienced. First, a pandemic that resulted in several countries' lock down and completely shut down of factories worldwide. Then, earlier this year, we experienced a stranded container ship in the Suez Canal which caused a long chain reaction to the whole shipping industry. The consequences of these events are in fact difficult to imagine.
We do all need to cross through outer circumstances at regular basis and this is exactly what belongs to Ulf's everyday work. With an agile mindset he set new targets and goals depending on the direction of the wind. He works as a Key Account Manager and sees himself as the customer's representative into the business, a good description in fact. This means that you need to be sharp and listen for signals of what the next thing on the market will be. With his 36 years at Spaljisten, he has an enormous amount of experience. He plays a big role to the successful collaborations with our customers.
So Ulf, what makes Spaljisten an exciting workplace?
- Working with large customers gives us opportunities to constantly grow and invest in order to lead the way in the development of the products of the future, which is of course incredibly fun and exciting.
It is no exaggeration that a lot is going on at Spaljisten. The organization is forward-leaning and works innovatively to find new ways of working, implementing new automation across the production and develop the materials and adjust to more sustainable alternatives.
What makes you most proud to be a part of Spaljisten?
- The demands of the end consumer are high, and that is something we have with us in all parts of our business. Our mission is to be a world-class furniture front manufacturer, and in some respects, we are actually already there. In some parts we surpass our competitors in Europe, even though they are much bigger than us.
Together we make it possible to deliver high-quality furniture fronts, and there is a lot of time behind the scenes with ongoing discussions and developments with our customers. With a job that is hectic between laps, you need to relax after working hours, and Ulf prefers to take his border collie Smilla out into the woods for a walk to clear his head. But if it is Ulf that walks Smilla or the other way around can probably only she answer to, but anyhow, it keeps him alert at work and we want him for many more years.
Handleless furniture fronts
We will continue to develop Spaljisten and launch our ambitious plans for 2022-2026. This involves the expansion of our factory areas in Åseda, new lines for foiling with J-profiling, edge processing, internal logistics and packaging, innovations, sustainable materials and of course – further product development.
We care - Spaljistens Sustainability report 2020
Spaljisten now presents the sustainability report with the combined financial report for 2020. The Sustainability Report explains our development over the past year and clarifies how we work actively with sustainability in our operations.
Thinner, Lighter & Recycled - Sustainability the new normal
The starting point for the project was in 2019, Spaljistens global leading furniture customer were asking for a new “green” kitchen front and where all materials should have a share of minimum 50% recycled content.
At Spaljisten quality is a top priority
High production pace demands multiple quality inspections throughout the manufacturing process. From the beginning to the end, all steps are important for a perfect result.
These fingers feels the quality
This year he has worked at Spaljisten for a full 35 years. A lot has changed since then but some things have remained the same, we still produce fronts for kitchens.
News release: Quant signs maintenance contract with Spaljisten
Quant has signed a five-year maintenance contract with Spaljisten, a producer of high-quality foiled products. Quant will be responsible for maintenance execution at the Spaljisten site in Åseda, Sweden.
And the result will follow
Sustainability is something we hold close to heart at Spaljisten. This work will never come to an end, we will just aim higher and work for more innovative solutions to reach the next level.
Think big but act small
As the future changes it is necessary for us to understand how it also affect our customers’ expectations.
The road towards a more sustainable kitchen front
Talking about sustainability is in many ways complicated but at the same time very simple. We always work with the next generation in mind and this leads us in our choices towards a more sustainable production and end product. This is how we manufactured our most sustainable kitchen front so far.
CFO with a focus on the future
We are strengthening our team with Malin Kirejs Hellbjer, who joined us as Chief Financial Officer at Spaljisten. Malin also works at one of our sibling companies in the group, KG-list, where she has the same role.