Jonas Granzell appointed as CEO at Are Sweden
26 June, 2019
Jonas Granzell has been appointed CEO at Are Sverige AB. In his new role, Jonas will be responsible for expanding the contracting business and further developing Are’s service offering in Sweden.
Are Sverige AB has appointed Jonas Granzell as its new CEO. Jonas Granzell holds a degree in industrial economics and management from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and his most recent role was business area manager for KONE’s service operations in Scandinavia. At KONE, Jonas was responsible for various business areas, including sales, technology and execution of installation contracts.
”Throughout my professional life, I have worked with installations in real estate and technical services and always close to the customer. I will bring a customer-close working method to my new role at Are Sverige, and also my collected experience of running and developing service and maintenance solutions. I am a driven individual who loves achieving results and my background in team sports means that I focus on getting people to develop by making their own decisions, driving ideas forward and achieving results,” says Jonas Granzell.
The appointment of Jonas Granzell is part of the company strategy to expand the business in the Nordics. Are Group’s CEO, Heikki Pesu, explains:
“This is another strategically important recruitment, which means that we can continue to grow Are’s business in Sweden. Jonas is the right person in the right place and at the right time. With his genuine knowledge of the Swedish market and his strong leadership profile, combined with Are’s service offering, we look forward to starting a rewarding journey together,” he says.
Jonas Granzell starts his role as CEO at Are Sweden on 1 September. One of the brands within Are’s Swedish operations is Kungälvs Rörläggeri.
”I really look forward to getting to know the organisation, so I will spend the first time meeting employees and customers. There will be a lot of trips and meetings so that I can get a good understanding of the business. From there, we will see how we can develop Are Sweden further and create growth in the long term,” explains Jonas Granzell.
For more information, contact:
Maiju Nupponen, Communications Manager Are
Tel: +358 40 300 5995
Are is a Finnish family-owned company with more than 100 years’ experience in technical building services. We provide solutions and services for the full life cycle of properties, from the initial construction phase and maintenance to modernisation and renovation. We work in close cooperation with our customers to find the best solutions, regardless of whether the project comprises an office, shopping centre, hotel, hospital or an industrial plant. We focus on smart building technology to ensure energy-efficient facilities for our customers and comfortable indoor conditions for the end users – all implemented in a cost-effective manner. Are operates in three countries and has a total of 3,200 employees in Finland, Sweden and the St. Petersburg region in Russia. Are Group has a turnover of approximately €480 million (pro forma). Are is part of the Conficap Group.
Are Sverige AB includes Kungälvs Rörläggeri, a plumbing company that operates in eight locations in Sweden and employs approximately 240 professionals. The company also includes Inter El AB, an electricity supplier and service company based in Gothenburg with approximately 20 employees. Kungälvs Rörläggeri has a turnover of approximately €46 million (2017).