• WHY DID YOU CHOOSE US?

    • VIDAR AASESTRAND. CEO, POLYFORM AS

    • Part of ernströmgruppen since 2017
    • Polyform AS was established in Ålesund, Norway in 1955, and has enjoyed steady growth ever since.  Since 2011, the company is owned by its former chairman Geir A. Gunnlaugsson and CEO Vidar Aasestrand. To enable further development of the company, an executive decision was made in 2016 to find a new owner; in February 2017 Ernströmgruppen stepped in as new owners of Polyform.

      “The main reason for choosing Ernströmgruppen as the new owner was their long-term owner strategy, free from an exit agenda. They also have the ambition and resources to further develop the company and provide us with the benefits of belonging to a larger organisation (Ernströmgruppen's ecosystem).  The positive chemistry between our companies, right from the start, was another highly contributing factor. 
This is all in line with our plans and wishes to continue growing the company, organically – and through acquisitions.”

    • KENNY PALMBERG. CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, ELOF HANSSON AB AND SELLER OF REC INDOVENT AB

    • Part of Ernströmgruppen since 2015
    • “When the time came to streamline the Elof Hansson Group, a vital part was to find a new, long-term owner who shares our views on the importance of staff commitment and satisfaction. Therefore, it seemed the natural choice to contact Ernströmgruppen, who have many years’ experience in working with the same type of companies as REC. Another plus is their experience in similar challenges in areas related to our focus areas – ventilation and indoor climate. In our opinion, Ernströmgruppen have successfully grown their corporate portfolio, and we feel confident that they will provide REC with the proper resources to secure our continued development. Moreover, we find the people at Ernströmgruppen easy and effortless to work with.”

    • JO HELGE GILJE. CEO, SGP VARMETEKNIKK AS

    • Part of Ernströmgruppen since 2015
    • “To us, Ernströmgruppen felt like the natural choice. On the one hand, the family values of our company cultures correlate, which is something we have worked with for a long time and value highly.  On the other hand, I believe that Ernströmgruppen has the size and strength needed to provide SGP with the necessary structure to continue growing as a company. We focus on developing, marketing and selling functional solutions and products in the field of heating, cooling and energy. Joining Ernströmgruppen has given us every opportunity to strengthen our position in the Norwegian and Nordic markets for heating, ventilation and plumbing.”

    • MAGNUS SJÖBERG. CEO, MEC-CON AB

    • Part of Ernströmgruppen since 2015
    • “When we started back in 1980, it was with the aim to provide the best possible service to the staff on location. In the 1990s we took this ambition further with our concept of mobile service workshops. We were first asked about being part of something bigger 10 years ago. To us, this process had to take its time. When we were approached by Ernströmgruppen, we felt the time was right, and that they would be the right owner. As the founder, I felt it important to be able to stay in the company and remain passionate about the continued development of the company and its staff. I appreciate our new owner's long-term perspective and the fruitful dialogue we have with their competent professionals. Right from the start, we found a “perfect match” in Armatec who, just like Ernströmgruppen and its other companies, understand the industry and our challenges. I am really looking forward to us taking the next step, introducing new products which will further develop Mec-Con’s most important asset – our staff!”