Press release 1/2/2023

Anders Erkén named President and CEO of VBG Group

As of January 1, 2023, Anders Erkén is President and CEO of VBG Group.

As previously announced, Anders Erkén replaces former President and CEO Anders Birgersson following his decision to retire. Anders Erkén has over 30 years of experience in the international manufacturing industry and earned an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Luleå University of Technology.

Anders Erkén is well positioned for this new challenge with 15 years of progressive leadership roles at VBG Group. Most recently, he spent the past five years with the dual responsibility of Group Vice President and Division Manager for Truck & Trailer Equipment.

“VBG Group has sound values, competent employees, strong brands, and a long-term owner structure. I look forward to leading and developing the Group for the future,” says Anders Erkén.

“My goal is that we should continue to strengthen relationships with our customers and shareholders, increase the pace of organic growth, and complete acquisitions. By owning the entire value chain from engineering to sales, we can create sustainable profitable growth through our industrial expertise.”

In a sign of VBG Group’s stable leadership history, Anders Erkén becomes the fourth CEO since its founding in 1951.