Stefan Sedersten Photo: Berg Propulsion
Berg Propulsion will invest in the centralisation of all manufacturing operations for controllable pitch propellers, azimuthing and transverse thrusters, and associated control systems to a single campus location in Sweden.
Currently, manufacturing operations are located across two separate campuses in Sweden and Singapore. The consolidation of the two facilities is planned to take place during the remainder of 2020 with further investment plans for increased assembly and warehouse capacity to be completed by the beginning of 2021.
Investments made in building a stronger manufacturing infrastructure follow the recent acquisition of Berg Propulsion, by chief executive, Stefan Sedersten. “This change signifies the consolidation of manufacturing operations currently located in Singapore and Sweden,” said Mr Sedersten. “With this move we will form a single campus operation across all product lines located in Sweden just next to our R&D group.”
Chief financial officer, Jon Töyrä, said there was a long history of producing products in both Sweden and Singapore. “As we now invest in establishing a single campus operation it enables us to better utilise our footprint and make investments into increased velocity through the synergies of the widespread parts commonality between our products,” he said.
Commenting on the recent acquisition, Wang Xiaohua, managing director East Berg Propulsion said, “The market feedback from the recent announcement has so far been positive and customers remember the Berg brand.”