The Nordic company BEWi Group has appointed Karl Erik Olesen President of the Group’s company in Denmark, BEWi Flamingo A/S. This appointment is indicative of BEWi’s wish to further reinforce its position as a partner with a strong customer focus in the Group’s core areas – construction insulation, packaging and technical components.
BEWi Group is one of the largest players in the Nordic region for raw materials manufacture and production of building insulation and packaging for food, pharmaceuticals and technical components of EPS, cellular plastic.
Christian Bekken, CEO of BEWi Group: “The Danish Flamingo operation is a very important player in the innovation, design and manufacture of packaging and components. We have also established the BEWi Insulation Denmark business, which has positioned itself with construction components in the Danish market in the past year. With this in mind, we have just commenced the establishment of a new plant adjacent to our existing plant in Hobro, which will increase our capacity considerably. This makes it important to have a strong local management and we are pleased to appoint Karl Erik as President of the Danish subsidiary, since he is one of the most capable people in the area of EPS in Denmark.”
Since the merger with BEWi, Karl Erik Olesen has been sales director for the Danish part of the Group, and he has worked with Flamingo for his entire professional life. He was formerly sales manager for the area at DS Smith Packaging Denmark A/S, and sales and district manager for the Flamingo operation at SCA Packaging Denmark. As of now, Karl Erik Olesen is also a member of BEWi Group’s Nordic management team.
“Naturally, it is interesting to be head of the Danish part of the Group, where we need to constantly meet the demands of the market and our customers, and where customer service is not a department but an attitude that permeates the entire operation. We are well-suited to the BEWi family, in which we are all becoming stronger. With a new area of operations, a large number of development projects and large increase in capacity, this is a challenge I look forward to taking on,” says Karl Erik Olesen.
The BEWi Group manufactures EPS products in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, organised in 19 plants, of which four are in Denmark and have 114 employees (Holbæk, Tørring, Østbirk and Hobro). The Group is 48.5%-owned by the Norwegian Bekken family through BEWi Holding and 48.5%-owned by Verdane Capital, as well as 3% by BEWi’s management group.
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