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Swedish machined castings manufacturer appoints new MD

The Swedish manufacturer of machined castings Kockums Maskin – part of the BIRN foundry group – has appointed Johan Brengesjö as the new managing director. With his solid experience in product management, business development and technology, he will contribute to the company’s positive development, says the company.

Brengesjö, aged 41, will be responsible for the factory in Kallinge, Sweden, and its 70+ employees who produce machined cast iron parts for customers in the international automotive, iron and machinery industries, among others.

Brengesjö brings with him solid experience in product management from companies such as Atlas Copco, Kompan and most recently Dynapac. Group CEO at BIRN Group, Claus Beier, describes Johan Brengesjö as an “experienced and commercially strong leader with a focus on technology and business development”. He said: “We are delighted to welcome Johan to the BIRN Group as the new managing director of Kockums Maskin. With his experience and strong customer focus, we are confident that he is the right profile to lead and develop Kockums Maskin in the future.”

Although he is new in the company, Brengesjö is no stranger to Kockums Maskin. He has previously worked closely with several of the company’s customers and is thus familiar with the company and the markets in which it operates:

On his appointment as MD he says: “I am excited to join Kockums Maskin, a company with a long history and of great importance to customers, partners and the local community. As the new managing director, my ambition is to increase profitability and create sustainable growth. This ambition will be realised through the development of the company’s competitiveness and efficiency as well as an increased customer focus. I will also work hard to promote a collaborative culture across the entire organisation by, among other things, encouraging the exchange of ideas and initiatives between profiles with different skills and experiences. The success of a company is always a team effort, and I therefore look forward to working with the team to set the strategic direction of the company.”