The Lesjӧfors Group
, a world leader in spring and pressing manufacture, has seen an increase in demand for its large diameter spring product range and consequently has invested over one million euros in the purchase of an additional hot coiling line.
Expanding its market-leading spring manufacture capabilities across applications in industries such as energy, rail, mining and power generation, this investment not only doubles hot-coiling production but also sees the return of the hot coiling manufacturing process back to its roots, in the town of Lesjӧfors in Sweden.
Lesjӧfors Group CEO Ola Tengroth said: “Our heavy springs product range — the larger wire size market — has been rapidly expanding across our portfolio. This latest investment is in direct response to customer demand, enhancing our hot-coiling capacity and capabilities in line with market growth, ensuring we continue to deliver the quality, industry leading turnround times and customer service we excel at.”
As heavy springs are a key component within a number of major global industries, it is fitting that this investment has involved parties from all over the world. The line was purchased from South Africa, bespoke refining elements have been added with specialist additions from China, and personnel have skills shared across these countries as well as the UK, Finland and Sweden.
of the factory in Lesjӧfors has been adapted with specialist equipment to facilitate the new line, to maximise efficiencies and production processing.
Michael Gibbs, head of heavy springs, said: “We are delighted that our strategic sales focus has secured a solid pipeline of qualified leads, which are now all lined up to be manufactured on the new hot coiling machine. This development propels Lesjӧfors’ evolving dominance within the specialist hot coiling sector.”
In the last three years, the Lesjӧfors Group has grown its turnover from 250 million euro to 365 million euros and with an ongoing growth strategy, the spring manufacturer is pressing ahead with further expansion.
Spring manufacturing originated in Lesjӧfors in 1852 and in the following years, the Group’s spring expertise diversified and expanded all over the world, with hot coiling geographically diversifying to specialist teams and facilities in Finland. This new investment and expansion of hot coiling production into Sweden, returns the hot coiling legacy and secures Lesjӧfors as the number one hot coiling manufacturer in the region.
Jan Carlson, managing director of Lesjӧfors, Sweden, continued: “Everyone is fired up and cannot wait to get into the full swing of production, doing what we do best, manufacturing exceptionally accurate, quality springs, that are loyally trusted by our customers. We see this as a new chapter in our spring history.”