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Welcoming Sales Director Jens Lindgren as the Managing Director of Lappset Sweden AB. He will start in his new position on 1 September 2021. He will be shifting from his post as Sales Director of the Swedish subsidiary that he has held since the beginning of this year. Jens Lindgren has long-established experience in the demanding sales and service business development tasks in the parent company of the Lappset Group. Jens will be moving to Enköping in the autumn to be closer to customers and the outstanding team of the subsidiary.
For more than half a century, we have provided our customers with play, sports, and outdoor furniture products that last from generation to generation. In line with one of our core values Sustainability is in our DNA, we are extremely delighted to announce that as of 1 June 2021, we have decided to extend the warranty time of wooden products by five years from 10 to 15 years. The new warranty is valid for our wooden play, sports, and outdoor furniture ranges (applies to preserved wooden parts with no ground contact and preserved wooden parts with ground contact in Europe).
Cooperation with subcontractors and raw material suppliers is a key part of Lappset's success. More than half of the Group's net sales are generated through acquisition costs as direct purchases of materials and services. Supplier audits form an integral part of our sustainability actions.
The markets for playground and sports park equipment and theme parks were experiencing strong growth in the beginning of 2020, until the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic became evident in the sector. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, turnover and profits for the Lappset Group fell. The consolidated turnover for the Group was 57.1 million euros when the 2020 financial year came to a close, while same figure for 2019 reached 73 million euros. Profit became a loss, while two years ago there was a distinct profit of 3.9 million euros.
Sustainability is one of Lappset’s four key values. The Group’s offices and factories have gradually transferred to green energy. In Finland, the Company’s facilities moved to 100 % green energy from the beginning of 2021. The Swedish and Dutch subsidiaries have already been using electricity from renewable sources during a few years. As a part of the expansion of the scale of operations in Estonia, Lappset Group has also decided to increase the share of green electricity in the Tallinn factory.
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