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CEO

Adam Airosto

+46 (0) 474-547 01

adam.airosto@spaljisten.se

Perfection since 1975

Spaljisten masters the art of foiling. We have the capacity and know-how to produce large volumes that meet the high demands set by the furniture industry. We are located in Åseda, Sweden, where our story began as early as 1975.

Our original product strategy and business concept was to manufacture veneered trellises (spaljée in Swedish) to supply the flourishing construction and housing market in Sweden which, at the time, was lacking manufacturing capacity for this type of product.

In the 1980s, Spaljisten invested in a new technology that was relatively unproven in Sweden and it wasn’t until a year or so later that business started to pick up in the construction sector. The technology shift would eventually bear fruit and lay the foundation for the company’s continued development.

Ownership, staff and organisation

Spaljisten AB is owned 100% by the long-term investing company Active Invest Sweden AB. The owners of Active Invest have formed a wood processing group Surewood Industries AB where Spaljisten is included. The group also includes the companies Anebyhusgruppen AB with the main office in Åseda, Sweden, and KG-List AB with the main office in Norrhult, Sweden.

Our aspiration has been and continues to be, to support an organisational structure with a strong customer focus and short decision-making paths. The company’s board comprises chairmen, three directors and two employee representatives. Spaljisten's management team includes our CEO, Head of Finance, Head och Marketing and Sales, Key Account Manager, CTO, Purchasing and Logistics Manager, Production Manager and HR Manager.

Our values

Our values ​​form the basis of our business. It describes what we stand for, the future direction and pursuit of sustainability, and how we act internally and externally. Here you can read more about our values.

Spaljistens values

Spaljisten's values - sustainability, engagement, respect

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Vision
"To be first in choice of foiled fronts where flexibility, quality and sustainability creates customer value."
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Mission
”Spaljisten is a customer focused, proactive and flexible producer of foiled fronts with quality and sustainability first in mind.”
At a glance – 2022

Turnover

MSEK 689
Staff

152
Foil with recycled plastic

41%
AMOUNT OF FULLY LOADED TRUCKS

1820
DELIVERED PACKAGES

4 663 125
RECYCLED MATERIAL

158 tonnes
HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR STORY

1975

Spaljisten was founded in 1975 by Rolf and Anita Malmquist in Åseda, located in the heart of Småland, Sweden. The original strategy and business concept was to manufacture veneered trellises (spaljée in Swedish) to supply the flourishing domestic construction that was lacking manufacturing capacity at the time.

1980

In the 1980s, Spaljisten invested in a new technology that was relatively unproven in Sweden and it wasn’t until a year or so later that business started to pick up in the construction sector. The technology shift would eventually bear fruit and lay the foundation for the company’s continued development.

1983

We are starting a development project with IKEA that will result in a new series of kitchen fronts. This is the start of the collaboration with IKEA. More investments are being made and the workforce is being expanded.

1987

The factory area is doubled from 1500 to 3000 m², investments in a new sheathing machine and the workforce is now about 30 people.

1989

We are named "Supplier of the Year" by IKEA for our good performance in quality, delivery and pricing. The prize money is mainly invested in IT equipment.

1992

We focus on the manufacture of fronts and simpler furniture, which means that deliveries to the house / construction market ends.

2004

Spaljisten is now owned by Active Invest Sweden AB. Over the years they have established a good knowledge of the Swedish wood industry through the various wood industries it owns. A subgroup, Surewood Industries has been formed, where the companies engaged in industrial wood processing of various kinds have been brought together.

2010

Larger investments in both built and groundbreaking technology that broadens capacity. We can now also coat thicker foils and offer more processed finished products.

2012

We are investing in a larger CTS facility and can now saw all board material ourselves.

2014

Several capacity-increasing investments are made, among other things to ensure the market's high quality requirements on, for example, fronts for kitchen and bathroom fittings.

2016

Approved kitchen supplier at IKEA. It is a big and important step for us forward!

2017

Start-up of kitchen production for IKEA

2018

We sign agreements with the UK's largest player in the kitchen segment.

2019

We win the "Show the Way" award. Spaljisten awarded the employer of the year for the region. Spaljisten is also investing in a new saw for kitchen fronts.

2020

Spaljisten starts realising an investment plan of over SEK 300 million that includes high-gloss foil wrapping, processing of material, AGVs and packing automation. The factory grows from 35,000 to 41,500 square meters and the production capacity is now 10 million fronts/year.

2022

Implementation of investments in expanded capacity and capacity thanks to Start of Production on the highly automated Gladpack packaging line.

2023

Implementation of investments in expanded production facilities, capacity and capacity thanks to Start of Production on the new foil wrapping line HGL II.

WE ARE SPALJISTEN

I have worked at Spaljisten for 5 years and I feel great. Everyone is kind and we have fun together and respect each other.

I have also had the opportunity to develop and test new tasks and learn new machines during my time here, which feels good.

I think Spaljisten is a great employer.

Zekaris Jimie
Machine operator

I have worked here for over 30 years and have always enjoyed it.

We are a good bunch who work here and we have fun together. I have an active and varied job with many different work tasks.

Over the years, I have gotten to test many different machines and areas but always found my way back to the packing flow. I feel that I have a safe and stable employer that invests in us as employees.

Malin Rosenholm
Machine operator

I really like my job, no two days are the same and the days just fly by.

I meet and have the opportunity to collaborate with many of my colleagues, which is both inspiring and rewarding.

I think that Spaljisten prioritizes a good working environment and a pleasant climate as an employer. 

These are, I believe, decisive factors for a company to succeed in the long run.

Susanne Karlsson
Purchaser

My role as production manager at Spaljisten is very broad. Primarily, it is about developing both the employees and the processes within our priorities of safety, quality and production.

I think that being able to work with both the production process and people is very inspiring!

In Spaljisten, there is ambition for constantly developing together.

Micael Stübner
Production Manager
NEWS

2023-08-28

We care - Spaljisten's Sustainability Report 2022

Spaljisten is glad to present our Sustainability Report for 2022. The Sustainability Report presents our development over the past year and explains how we work with sustainability in our operations.

2023-04-20

Get to know the Spaljisten production - automated corrugated pallet line

Welcome in to our highly automated production facility! Since 2018, we have a corrugated pallet line for packing furniture fronts on corrugated pallets, i.e. extra light pallets made of corrugated cardboard. As is the standard in our production in Åseda - this process is of course automated.

2023-03-30

Start of Production on the HGL II line

Spaljisten has reached the SOP milestone with the new foil wrapping line HGL II from HOMAG. It is a substantial milestone in the project which means the production line can now officially be used for manufacturing foiled fronts.

2022-12-12

Training in Society-Oriented Professional Swedish

Our employees are our most important resource. We strive for everyone to have the right conditions to thrive, succeed and develop at their job. One way we work to increase diversity in the workplace is that we offer language training in Professional Swedish.

2022-11-29

Adam Airosto takes over as the new CEO of Spaljisten

Adam Airosto starts as the new CEO of Spaljisten AB. With extensive experience in leading roles in the manufacturing industry, he takes on the role of CEO of Spaljisten with the task of leading and driving the company's continued development with the vision of being a world-class front manufacturer with the next generation in mind.

2022-11-03

A puzzle piece in sustainability work and confidence in the future

For half a year now, Sofie Åkerberg has been working as Sustainability Manager at Spaljisten. She entered on a wave of new energy and dived straight into the world of wood, chipboard and foil wrapping. It is a broad role that she has taken on – seeing over matters of work environment, safety, and sustainability, as well as improvements in all these areas.

2022-09-30

Foil slitter helping to optimize the material flow at Spaljisten

Spaljisten's highly automated production facility in Åseda, Småland, is in continuous development. One of the latest innovations in Spaljisten is a foil cutter, an industry-specific machine that we can greatly benefit from.

2022-05-30

We care - Spaljisten's Sustainability Report 2021

Spaljisten now presents the Sustainability Report for 2021. The Sustainability Report presents our development over the past year and explains how we work with sustainability in our operations.

2022-03-03

Successful collaboration in automation - Gladpack packing line inaugurated by Spaljisten and Automationsteknik

After an intensive project work of several years in collaboration between Spaljisten and Automationsteknik, the world-unique packing line Gladpack is inaugurated in Spaljisten's facility in Åseda on March 2!

2021-11-17

The big picture and people behind the numbers

Malin Kirejs Hellbjer has been working with everything that has to do with finances at Spaljisten for a year now. How has her first year in Spaljisten been and what excites her in her work and life?