2022-09-15 - Kährs Group

Kährs shapes a new production and supply chain organization to support profitable growth closer to each business segment

Kährs has a solid and proven business platform with significant potential to further deliver profitable growth. Kährs business model is based on two strong business segments, Residential and Commercial. Residential as the core segment with focus on Europe, North America and selected Emerging markets plus the Commercial segment with Healthcare & Education as niche in the Nordics, in USA and in Germany plus Commercial buildings as a growth potential in the Nordics.

To be able to support and develop the two main business segments, Residential and Commercial buildings; Kährs shapes a new operational organization to support profitable growth closer to each business segment.

  • The operations and supply for Resilient floors and -accessories with a center of excellence in Ikaalinen in Finland will be organized under business segment Commercial, reporting to CCO Commercial
  • The operations in Nybro and Blomstermåla in Sweden, Satulung in Romania, and Bialosliwie in Poland plus all external supply for wood floors, luxury vinyl floors, hybrid floors and accessories will be organized under the COO of Kährs Group reporting to the group CEO
  • The operations and supply from Kährs' Russian unit in Maklino will be organized directly under the CCO Emerging Markets and MD of Kährs business in Russia, reporting to the group CEO, to support the divestment of the unit as earlier announced

The new organization structure will be valid from November 1st, 2022.

Kährs appoints Carl-Henrik Stenermark as new head of Kährs Operations & Supply Chain within the Residential segment

Carl-Henrik Stenermark, MSc Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Wood production and operational leadership, has been appointed as new COO for Operations & Supply chain within Kährs group. The responsibility covering all Kährs own produced wooden based products and external sourcing of all products within the Residential segment. Carl-Henrik today acting as plant manager for Kährs entities in Nybro and Blomstermåla in Sweden. Carl-Henrik has previous experience in senior roles at Gunnebo Industries and at IKEA Industries.

Carl-Henrik has a broad leadership experience in the wooden industry and a solid experience within operational excellency. Experiences that is key for Kährs in the transformation of Kährs operations and supply chain to support Kährs value proposition to customers.

Carl-Henrik will start his new position November 1st, 2022.

“I look forward to welcoming Carl-Henrik, in his new role heading the Operations and Supply Chain, continuing to develop Kährs as the leading flooring company together. Carl-Henrik’s experience in industrial operations linked to wood and modern leadership skills will ensure that we’ll get the right focus on Operations and Supply Chain to support our ambitious growth plans”, says Johan Magnusson, President, and CEO.

Samuel Dalén, today COO, has decided to leave Kährs after 13 years of service in various positions within Kährs Group to another position outside the company.

“I’ve appreciated Samuel’s professionalism, dedication and contribution to Kährs during the years and wish him all the best in his new challenge”, says Johan Magnusson, President, and CEO

Malmö September 15th 2022 Johan Magnusson President & CEO, Kährs Holding AB (publ)