Organization

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 1,800 employees. The Group’s day-to-day work is led by CEO Johan Menckel. 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 five production facilities on three continents with a combined annual production capacity of 420 ktonnes. The facilities are located in Shanghai in China, Finspång in Sweden, 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, 60 ktonnes of new capacity will be added in 2019 by expanding the production plant in Huntingdon and restarting production at the Newport plant. In Finspång, investments will be made to improve efficiency and increase capacity by 20 ktonnes in 2021. Gränges also holds 51 per cent of the shares in the production company Getek GmbH, which produces 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.