Elpro Building New FacilityAugust 10, 2018 15:02
Elpro has expanded markedly over the last three years, with turnover increasing from SEK 26 million to 40 million. Similarly, the number of employees has increased from 13 to 20 over the 2015-2018 period. To meet growing demand, the need for new facilities has successively become more pressing. The company is therefore taking the next step in its development.
“In 2017 we inaugurated the newly-built section of our facility in Sävelund, which expanded our space from 1,200 m2to 1,500 m2. Now, just over a year later, we are already overcrowded, which is why the investment into the new premises was inevitable if we were to meet demands from the market,” says Eivind Ottoson, CEO and Owner of Elpro.
In the summer, Elpro signed a contract with the property management firm TB-Gruppen to construct a new facility comprising industrial premises and offices in the Tokebacka industrial district just north of Alingsås. Tokebacka differs from other industrial areas in Alingsås owning to its prime location. Its proximity to the E20 motorway and the northern off-ramp into the city makes the location highly advantageous in terms of logistics and accessibility.
“We realised that we would not be able to cope with our considerable growth without new premises in which we could streamline our flows in a whole new way than at present. We are also able to better meet the demands of both existing and new customers.”
The new premises will span approximately 2,700 m2, with options to extend if required, and construction is expected to begin later this autumn. Elpro hopes to move into the new premises on 1 December 2019.
According to Eivind, the investment will also entail new recruitment to bolster the number of employees.
“We are going to need more fitters, designers and programmers, which is very pleasing, and not only to us but for Alingsås Municipality as a whole.”
And he is highly confident in the new investment.