News & Highlights Archive

Here you find an overview of all Lesjöfors news stories.

2021

Lesjöfors’ gas springs business is expanding worldwide. The reasons for this are related to new sales channels and reliable deliveries as well as recovery from last year’s dip in demand caused by corona restrictions. Customers appreciate the high service level greatly.

Major new business with a manufacturer of electric cars is the outcome from a successful cooperation within the Lesjöfors Group. Extensive synergy opportunities provide manufacture and supply worldwide.

Lesjöfors’ product range is growing continuously. We can now also offer traction gas springs that provide immediate power and high safety in applications that require a controlled closing. The products are available both in the standard range and as well as custom-made adapted to individual requirements.

Lesjöfors has today entered into an agreement to divest 100 percent of its shares in S&P Federnwerk GmbH.

Lesjöfors has today acquired 88 percent of the shares in the Alcomex Group. With the transaction, Lesjöfors gains access to new geographies and a new product area, in line with its ambition to build the leading spring, wire and flat strip component group.

Do you remember this time last year? The situation was completely different; we were in the middle of a sharp decline and the worries for the future and how the pandemic would develop was in all of our minds. One year later, mass vaccinations of the population worldwide are taking place and the economy has reversed.

Metrol Springs is one of the newest members of the Lesjöfors family. With large investments in new machinery and greater access to an expansive global market, the future looks bright for the British gas spring experts.

The German Lesjöfors company Velleuer has after years of increasing business volumes decided to expand their facilities with a new building. Thanks to the larger space there will be more room for automated processes and logistics.

The Lesjöfors companies keep working on their sustainability objectives, where lower CO2 emissions are one focus area. Velleuer in Germany is a good example of how a transition to a green energy mix can lower emissions by more than half, fast and easy.

It´s springtime = time to jump around! With a new outdoor season just around the corner, the timing for a story about trampoline springs could not be better. Lesjöfors customized tension springs for trampolines have contributed to making North Trampoline’s Performer a success.

Once again, springs from Lesjöfors play a critical role in a progressive student project. The Hyperloop concept will bring super-fast, fossil-free transportation of both people and goods. A group of technical students in Sweden is competing in global events to develop the groundbreaking technology.

On April 1, the subsidiary Lesjöfors Fjädrar in Mid-Sweden will shift to biogas, which is a fossil-free energy source. The green transition will reduce the company’s carbon dioxide emissions by 70-90 per cent.

The Lesjöfors company in Herrljunga, Sweden, has taken a new, exciting approach to be at the forefront of spring development. Here, the group has established a test lab for materials and springs.

2020 was a difficult year in many aspects but there are also positive things happening. One example of this is a safety award that Lesjöfors China received from the local government, Xinqiao in Changzhou. The Xinqiao administration chose to award Lesjö

Since Mid-December 2020, a solar cell plant that covers 5,000 square meters of the rooftop of Lesjöfors Banddetaljer´s production facility in Värnamo is in operation. The solar cells are estimated to produce about 25 per cent of the plant’s annual elec

The Siegenia Group in Germany has appointed the Lesjöfors company Velleuer “Supplier of the year”. A truly prestigious award based on a partnership with high-quality products and reliable supply. Siegenia is a German manufacturer with worldwide presenc

2020

I probably do not need to repeat this, but 2020 really stands out as an extraordinary year. In times, it has been extremely tough, but our group is equipped to cope with adversity. This year, more than ever, we have shown that our stability is an unbea

One of the world’s leading suppliers of applications for stabilizing buildings in earthquake areas has its base in the south-west of England. Lesjöfors delivers springs with critical functions to the company’s joint solutions. Who would have thought, t

The start was a bit slow. Then the brakes were hit hard as things went down the ditch. Next, back on track, there was a steady re-start followed swiftly by rapid acceleration to full speed, eventually followed by a gradual return to normal. Are we refe

The Lesjöfors company Stumpp + Schüle, with sites in Germany and Slovakia, has made important decisions for the future orientation of the company by further investments in the Slovakian site and in new software tools. Despite the major challenges that

A new spot welding machine has brought many advantages to the Latvian factory. Manual tasks have been reduced and the machine can weld up to six spots on the same surface at a time, which gives a multi doubling of the efficiency.

In Latvia, a new manufacturing plant is in full swing since April and is already exceeding everyone’s expectations. The well-planned, highly sustainable facility is optimized not only for a streamlined production, but also for a healthy work environment.

In July 2020, the US company Purdy Engineering contacted John While Solutions in Singapore to develop and manufacture volute springs for a space vessel. The smooth spring development process resulted in a satisfied customer and high-performance springs in space.

Because of the covid19 spread, the demand for medical equipment is very high worldwide. The Lesjöfors company John While Solutions in Singapore has received a large order of a wire form with an important function in life-saving equipment. The US health

The Dutch Lesjöfors company Tribelt specializes in the manufacture of metal conveyor belts. A major business area is the food process industry. One customer case is the global food company McCain where Tribelt’s belts facilitate their European production.

Highlight

Power springs are most commonly used to retract a cord, cable, hose, or webbing around a spool; or drive a mechanical device. You will find power springs in many everyday applications; for example the seatbelt retractor in your car, the starter for your lawn-mower, the cable retractor on your vacuum cleaner, a window blind in your house, a retractable dog leash, a mechanical clock, a tape measure, or even a medical drug delivery device.

Several of the companies within the Lesjöfors Group have many years of experience supplying the medical industry. We would like to introduce some examples of spring products specially manufactured for this industry of current interest.

Several companies affected by consequences from the coronavirus have contacted Lesjöfors. Since we have manufacturing at many locations around the world, we have solved delivery problems promptly.

Our world faces major challenges and our group must adapt to the prevailing circumstances and contribute in minimizing the risk of spreading the coronavirus. We want to be transparent about how we are affected, but also tell you our ability to deliver.

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Innovative and progressive research and development is part of our DNA. Spring specialists in Sweden have recently made prototypes and tests of springs in a new, cost-effective material that can withstand high temperatures. Test results are very positi

Lesjöfors Industrifjädrar in Nordmarkshyttan, Sweden has recently invested in both a new warehouse and in leading-edge machinery. The Wafios machine strengthens production capacity considerably for torsion springs with complex geometries.

UK based Metrol Springs is the newest company in the Lesjöfors group. Their gas struts are able to suit many unique customer requirements and the solutions are effective. One example is a custom-made anvil slide that helps to utilize the truck space more effectively.

Lesjöfors’ market was heavily affected by external factors last year. An overall downturn in the automotive aftermarket, uncertainty with Brexit and the trade conflict between America and China was some of them. To be prepared for the future, Lesjöfors has made major investments in existing operations and acquired highly qualified spring manufacturers. Lesjöfors’ new CEO gives his thoughts on the coming market development.

Exhibition season will soon be in full flow and the Lesjöfors group is getting ready for interesting and fruitful spring discussions all across the globe.

Lesjöfors AB is delighted to announce its acquisition of the shares in Metrol Springs Ltd, a leading manufacturer of tooling gas springs, special purpose gas springs, and gas struts, within the UK and other global markets.

2019

The Brittish Lesjöfors company European Springs & Pressings, one of the largest suspension spring manufacturers in Europe, has confirmed its position and commitment to the automotive sector with the recent purchase of a large-scale powder coating line.

Once again, Lesjöfors can sum up four fruitful days filled with inspirational conversations and enquiries at the Elmia Subcontractor show in Jönköping. Nine of the Nordic Lesjöfors companies gathered in a joint operation and the spring discussions were countless in the stand.

In order to provide the best possible trampoline experience, tension springs with ultimate properties are required. North Trampoline has, assisted by Lesjöfors, developed a premium product with the exact firmness and a long lifespan, that professional jumpers call “world class”.

Haldex has successfully finished the joint development of the ModulT disc brake with one of the world’s largest truck manufacturer, and is now starting serial production for an all-wheel drive truck. No less than three Lesjöfors companies supply springs and stampings to the new disc brake system.

Over the past several decades, Lesjöfors has grown internationally and displayed strong, profitable growth under the leadership of Kjell-Arne Lindbäck, who will be retiring after the end of the year. Ola Tengroth has now been appointed as the company’s new CEO.

From August, Lesjöfors Tinglev in Denmark has expanded their production capacity with new machinery from Wafios to enable a faster production and an increased spring range.

Since many years, Lesjöfors works effortlessly within the field of environmental, ethical and social responsibility in close collaboration with our owner company Beijer Alma. The group is now setting new goals for the coming five-year period with an even bigger focus on sustainability.

At a ceremony on June 4, world leading power tool producer Stihl awarded Velleuer with their prestigious “Supplier of the year”. Velleuer received the award for outstanding accomplishments with respect to quality, technology, innovation, service and price-performance ratio.

Material. Manufacturing process. Design. How the three factors interact is crucial for the characteristics of a spring. Without relevant academic research in this field in Sweden Lesjöfors develops the knowledge needed to design springs for harsh environments.

For many years, Lesjöfors China has worked hard to be a top class automotive supplier. In addition to full awareness and compliance to our automotive customers’ needs, improved quality methods for customers in other segments are also achieved.

Thirty-three of the Lesjöfors group’s most skilled technicians recently met for training and discussions in Velbert, Germany. The conference included lectures, sharing of new technical knowledge, a study visit etc.

Lesjöfors, one of Europe’s leading manufacturer of springs, pressings and wire parts acquires Spirbelt Beheer B.V., which includes its two subsidiaries Tribelt and De Spiraal in the Netherlands.

The Hannover Messe is the largest and most important industrial fair in the world with 6,000 exhibitors and more than 200,000 visitors annually. Lesjöfors was one of the exhibiting companies representing the partner country Sweden.

Our springs are used in all facets of everyday life and are essential in many environments and applications. What we aren’t used to seeing is hats suspended from our springs in the bathrooms of one of London’s most exclusive restaurants.

Did you know that Lesjöfors is a major distributor of coil springs and gas springs to the automotive industry in Russia? On April 6-7 2019, our Russian representatives participated at the Phaeton Expo and experienced two interesting days.

2018 was a memorable year for the Lesjöfors Group; we have never before experienced such a boost in sales. Our strategy with a decentralized structure where we work close to the customer´s operation is our main key to success.

At a ceremony on March 25th in Tianjin, Lesjöfors China´s MD Mikael Andersson received the prestigious award “Excellent Quality Supplier of 2018” by Danfoss, one of the leading actors within climate and energy technology.

The employees at Velleuer have great opportunities to develop their skills and take new steps in their careers. Study visit to other industrial companies is one way of enhancing skills; another is further training at the local technical academy.

Lesjöfors’ Norwegian company is a major player in spring supply to the Norwegian manufacturing business. In February 2019, Lesjöfors A/S celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Lesjöfors has now released a new version of our 3D CAD service. The new version includes more features and we have put an effort in making the search engine more user-friendly.

Exploding in to the New Year, European Springs & Pressings, supported by their parent company Lesjöfors, have invested 1 million euros in a new spring coiling machine, the first of its kind in the UK.

2018

During two intense days in Stockholm, technical staff from the group´s companies in the business area Pressings met for sharing new knowledge, group discussions and networking.

Taking the stress out of pre-stressing, Lesjöfors´ UK company European Springs & Pressings have invested in a unique invention, with the design of an automated pre-stressing machine. Another important chapter in the company’s success story of 70 years in the spring business.

I England har Lesjöforsbolaget European Springs & Pressings gjort stora investeringar i maskinparken, bland annat i ett automatiserat system som reducerar spänningar. Detta utgör ytterligare ett viktigt kapitel I företagets 70-åriga framgångssaga.

Our wide product range has now reached a whole new continent – Australia. ASI Springs, Australia’s premium stock spring specialists, has decided to take on a range of Lesjöfors´ torsion springs in stainless steel for distribution on the Australian market.

Elmia Subcontractor is over for 2018. Never before has the Lesjöfors Group received so many interesting inquiries and so many new leads as from this year´s trade show.

Springs have been at the heart of engineering since before the Industrial Revolution and now they are set to be a key part of today’s Robotic Revolution. In cooperation with Robot Studio, Lesjöfors is providing springs for the future.

The oil and energy industry in Norway is experiencing a positive increase after some years of reduced activity. Optimism became visible on the Offshore Technology Days (OTD), the industry’s annual meeting place.

The UK based Lesjöfors company European Springs & Pressings has doubled the size of its Cornwall operation with the purchase of a new 2000 square metre site.

Finland is booming and the industrial sector is leading the way. The great optimism was noticeable in the buzz at Alihankinta, the annual trade show for subcontractors in Finland.

One million patients are seen every 36 hours by the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. Sanandco and their MonitorMe product, with springs supplied by European Springs & Pressings, is working on easing this NHS headache.

Is there anything springier than a trampoline? In most people’s eyes, it certainly is a typical use of a spring. Lesjöfors, known for developing the best and most durable tension springs on the market, have recently expanded into the trampoline sector.

The Danish Lesjöfors company in Tinglev has shown impressive results in reliable supplies for a long time. Delivery quality measurements show almost a full score year after year, which customers’ value highly.

The organic growth that started in the second part of 2017 continues in an even stronger way in 2018. Lesjöfors’ CEO Kjell-Arne Lindbäck sums up the year so far and looks to the future.

A recent investment, making the most of the latest digital technologies managing the day-to-day running of the business for European Springs & Pressings, has empowered staff in the Cornwall factory to rise to the challenge.

Lesjöfors has a constant focus on streamlining the production with automatized processes at all units. Consequently, a new piston rod assembling machine for gas springs production has been installed in the Latvian company.

Lesjöfors har ett ständigt fokus på att effektivisera produktionen vid alla enheter genom automatiserade processer. Som ett led i detta har en ny monteringsmaskin för kolvstänger installerats i det lettiska gasfjäderbolaget.

For the third time, Lesjöfors Slovakia has been awarded as one of the best suppliers to global company Kiekert. In 2017, Lesjöfors was the second best supplier in Europe.

Springs are used in the most various of fields. Don´t miss out Lesjöfors springs displaying the latest in trainer trends from the iconic sporting brand Nike in the Oxford Street store in London.

From March 20-23 2018 the ESEF trade fair was held in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The Lesjöfors stand was well-attended and many productive discussions was held with new and existing customers.

Shakespeare said “all the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players” and for the Cornwall factory of European Springs & Pressings, a company in the Lesjöfors group, this couldn’t be more true.

In the Mid-Sweden, the motor enthusiast Pelle Söderström is in the final phase of finishing the world´s first and only straight 16-cylinder car engine. The engine contains valve springs from Lesjöfors.

Lesjöfors has for many years sponsored various student projects with products and know-how. Besides a good exposure of the product range it also presents Lesjöfors as a highly qualified employer.

Lesjöfors in Denmark has been appointed Company of the Year 2017 by Bröndby community. Lesjöfors receives the award for the many years of social commitment providing internship for unemployed citizens.

2017

A new form of trainee program has been implemented in Slovakia to increase the numbers of technical skilled workers. Lesjöfors company Centrum B* has in 2017 employed young workers who will combine a technical education with internship in the company.

Lesjöfors has participated in an innovation project for wheel lockers. The new wire product prevents truck wheels from falling off with a simple and reusable construction.

Lesjöfors´ wide range of standard springs is unique in the world market. The new edition of the spring catalogue is slightly changed and improved. The range is more extensive than ever.

Deutsche Post DHL Group’s StreetScooter GmbH has worked hard to make e-mobility standard practice in the logistics industry. The German Lesjöfors company Velleuer is supplying wire rod items to the vehicles.

Through efficient cooperation with Lesjöfors Industrifjädrar, technology company CEJN has introduced a new product on the market. The product is a quick coupling for electric and air chargers on rescue vehicles.

Wave springs can be the perfect solution when spring space is limited. A wave spring provides the same effect as a spiral or compression spring but with half of the spring height.

Lesjöfors, with 26 production sites worldwide, is a global spring company with the perhaps widest product range. Through our decentralized structure and local way of working where we know our customer, we ensure the best customer service.

Lesjöfors in Tinglev has a strong focus on further developing their good customer relations. The company has three customer access points: purchase, construction and logistic. Now they have started spring training courses for customers.

The UK based Lesjöfors subsidiary European Springs & Pressings Ltd have outgrown its Yorkshire office and warehouse. Now it’s relocating to a new, purpose built facility in Huddersfield.

The Hannover Messe is one of the largest industrial meeting points in the world. During the busy days 23-27 April, 225 000 attendees mingled among 6 500 exhibitors. The Lesjöfors staff experienced great interest in their stand.

The Beijer Alma scholarship for 2017 is awarded to Zigurds Sudints, development engineer at Lesjöfors in Latvia. Zigurd won the prize for his innovative approach, enthusiasm and competence.

Mastering the manufacturing behind a new and innovative product is a task engineer’s relish. Lesjöfors subsidiary European Springs & Pressings got stuck right into the project when approached by the sticky tape dispenser company, TapePal.

Spiralspecialisten AB, a subsidiary of the Lesjöfors Group, has acquired the spring operations of Swedish company Spiros AB – a spring manufacturer with more than 90 years in the business.

Velleuer, part of the Lesjöfors Group, has developed a manufacturing process for stampings with extreme purity requirements for the German automotive industry. In custom-built washing equipment the components are cleaned, rinsed and dried.

At the end of the year we received amazing news that Lesjöfors Automotive AB as well as Lesjøfors AS have been awarded ”Supplier of the Year” by its customers. Great customer focus and high support level is highlighted as important key factors to the success

The new production plant for Lesjöfors´ Slovakian company Centrum B is now officially opened. At an opening ceremony on November 23 the new ultramodern production facitilities were inaugurated.