Gränges’ operations are organized to meet customer needs in the best way and to ensure that the Group’s internal resources are optimally used.
Gränges has about 2,700 employees. The Group’s day-to-day work is led by CEO Jörgen Rosengren. Management is mainly exercised through two forums – firstly in the Group Management and secondly in the Boards of the Group’s subsidiaries. Group Management members report directly to CEO. A number of other key persons in the Group also report to the CEO.
The sales organization is divided according to geographical regions, which today consist of Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Gränges has six production facilities on three continents with a combined annual production capacity of 580 ktonnes. The facilities are located in Shanghai in China, Finspång in Sweden, in Konin in Poland as well as in Huntingdon (Tennessee), Salisbury (North Carolina), and Newport (Arkansas) in the US. Gränges works actively to establish new capacity and capabilities to meet increasing demand, address new end-customer markets and improve operational efficiency. In the US, new capacity of 20 ktonnes is gradually being available from restarting the production at the Newport plant. In Europe, investments are made in Finspång to improve efficiency and increase capacity by 20 ktonnes in 2021 and in Konin an expansion project to add 40 ktonnes of capacity is underway to be finished by 2022. Gränges also has a subsidiary, Gränges Powder Metallurgy GmbH, with a production site in St Avold in France with a production capacity of 3 ktonnes producing aluminium billets using advanced spray-forming technology.
Gränges’ strategic research work is managed globally, while the customer-driven development work is carried out locally, in close co-ordination with customers and production plants. Metal purchases are handled locally at each production site. There are quality functions at the different production sites.
Gränges has application engineers, product developers and technicians in all regions (Asia, Europe, and the Americas).
Human Resources is locally based, and has, just like other local functions, a close co-operation with the headquarters in Stockholm.
Investor relations, Corporate Communications, Law and certain financial functions, among other things, are run by the headquarters. The IT department is group-wide.
The Board is responsible for the company’s organization and administration. The Board also issues guidelines and instructions to the CEO. The Board’s task is to ensure control of the company’s accounting, administration and financial affairs.