ARAT Group acquires new company

2019-03-01

Renholmen AB is part of the ARAT Group together with AriVislanda and Almab. Now, Ingenjörsfirma Gösta Hedlund AB also has been acquired to the group.

- We see it as something positive. It is a strength to have more strong companies in the group, even though we work independently from each other, says Per Jonsson, CEO of Renholmen AB.
Hedlunds is a company that manufactures timber handling equipment and bioproduct management equipment for the sawmill and cellulose industry. The company has a turnover of SEK 60 million and employs approximately 20 people.
 
ARAT Group supplies high-tech equipment to the sawmill and processing industry. The four companies that are part of the company are run independently and have a combined turnover of nearly SEK 400 million and 120 employees.
 
- We see great potential in Hedlunds with talented staff, very good products and a strong brand, says Johan Andersson, CEO of ARAT Group, who is part of the Storskogen Group.
 
- We now have the best opportunities to continue developing together with strong and knowledgeable owners, says Gösta Hedlund, former owner of Hedlunds.
 
About ARAT Group:
The ARA Technology Group, ARAT, supplies high-tech equipment and automation, primarily for the wood industry. Deliveries are made all over the world with a focus in the Nordic region. The group includes Arivislanda, Renholmen, Almab and Hedlunds.
ARAT supports and provides optimal conditions for the subsidiaries' profitability and development within their niche. ARAT Group is owned by Storskogen.
 
About Storskogen AB:
Storskogen is an industry and trading group that owns 30 Swedish companies with a turnover of approximately SEK 5 billion. Storskogen is a stable and long-term owner with the ambition to grow organically and through acquisitions.