A green industrial revolution is sweeping across the world, and billions are being invested in creating sustainable new products and services. This development is driven by clear demand for green alternatives to old, unsustainable options. Sekab is perfectly positioned to be an important part of this journey. We are now seeing how what we have been hoping and working for is becoming a reality. The green and sustainable is now also the choice for profitable business.
We are now seeing how what we have been hoping and working for is becoming a reality. The green and sustainable is now also the choice for profitable business.
2021 is a year that I will remember for many reasons. It is the year I stepped in as CEO at Sekab after over two decades at one of Sweden’s biggest technology consulting firms. What I find both appealing and energizing about working at Sekab is the opportunity to work in a local, sustainable chemical company that can contribute to solving the global environmental challenges of our time. By developing, producing and selling green technology and sustainable chemicals, we are a part of a green industrial revolution that will fundamentally change how we produce goods and services.
It has become clear to me that for Sekab to succeed, we must work with others who share our ambition to achieve the necessary industrial development for a sustainable world. We are building our success through strategic collaborations with world-leading players. I can proudly conclude that Sekab is a green contender in an industry that is in great need of renewal.
One of many positive events of 2021 is that Sekab is investing over SEK 100 million in increased production of bio-based chemicals. Sekab has a unique position in the European chemical industry: in many cases, we are the sole provider of our products, which are produced without any fossil raw materials at all. Demand for these products has accelerated in 2021 and we are seeing a significant need for business development and investments in order to meet this sharp rise in demand.
Sekab has a unique position in the European chemical industry: in many cases, we are the sole provider of our products, which are produced without any fossil raw materials at all.
Sekab’s operation is a leader in both sustainable chemical production and innovative technological development. This is an unusual combination for a smaller company, and something of which I am very proud. In 2021, we have developed our technology platform, which is essentially about phasing out fossil products by producing more from bio-based materials, for example from residual streams from the forestry industry. Now it is time for our knowledge to make an even bigger difference. In 2022, the commercialization of Sekab’s technology will be highly prioritized, especially because this knowledge is so clearly leading us toward a more sustainable world.
On my own account, the year contains a new organizational structure and strategic platform. This includes everything from values and culture to commercial development of technology, products and business relationships. I would like to say thank you to all of the fantastic colleagues who have patiently listened and shared their knowledge and experience in this work. I am proud to be part of Sekab and to get to work on a daily basis with such incredible colleagues, customers and partners for a sustainable future. Sekab’s operation is built on a historic legacy. We know that with a base in northern Sweden, we can change the world for the better.
We have done it before, and we will do it again.