News

Our News is a resource for anyone interested in learning more about Lindéngruppen, our businesses and our commitments. Our News gives you insights and perspectives on matters that are important to us.

Lars Gunnar Schultz appointed new CFO at Lindéngruppen

As of September 2018, Lindéngruppen has appointed Lars Gunnar Schultz as its new CFO. Lars Gunnar Schultz brings to Lindéngruppen more than 30 years of experience, including an extensive background in financial planning and operations, management and strategy.

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Lindéngruppen Sustainability Report 2017

Lindéngruppen has produced its first sustainability report. Covering the efforts and progress in the field of the companies we own, but primarily describing how we as an owner drive these issues.

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The team - Ian Laird, Jenny Lindén Urnes, Niclas Augustsson, Joacim Björk, Jenny Johansson, Boris Gorella and Nicklas Lång.

Global Child Forum 2018

Representatives from Lindéngruppen, Beckers, Höganäs and Alex Begg attended the 10th Global Child Forum in Stockholm.

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Prime Minister Theresa May visited Alex Begg

On 29th March, PM Theresa May met staff at our Alex Begg factory in Ayr, Scotland, as part of a day-long tour to hear the views of businesses and other organisations across the UK, one year before the European Union exit.

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Höganäs acquires surface coating division from H.C. Starck

On 1st March 2018, Höganäs AB took over part of international metal powder producer H.C. Starck, namely the division for surface coating: Surface Technology & Ceramic Powders (STC). This is Höganäs’ largest acquisition so far and one of three in a short period.

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Hultman explores our collective memory in her interactive, multi-media installations

Petra Hultman receives the 2018 Beckers Art Award

Petra Hultman receives the 31st annual Beckers Art Award for her ability to visually and personally, no matter the technique, reach out to us viewers in an intelligent and sensitive artistic expression, which testifies of larger and more important issues.

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Lindéngruppen returns to Bruksgården and looks to the future

After a seven-year-long renovation that included construction of a new extension by architect Petra Gipp, Bruksgården in Höganäs, Sweden, has been re-inaugurated as the headquarters of Lindéngruppen.

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Paul Schrotti new CEO of Lindéngruppen

As of January 2018 Paul Schrotti will be the new CEO of Lindéngruppen. Paul comes from Axel Johnson AB, where he since 2010 has held the position as Executive Vice President.

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Anna Camner's paintings are on show at Färgfabriken in Stockholm from 28 January to 12 March 2017

Anna Camner receives the 2017 Beckers Art Award

Stockholm hyper-realism painter Anna Camner has been named the 2017 recipient of the Beckers Art Award.

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New Communication and Sustainability Officer

Lindéngruppen has appointed Jenny Johansson as Chief Communication and Sustainability Officer – a new role that reflects the group's ambition to integrate sustainability into all aspects of its businesses.

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Painter Tomas Lundgren receives Beckers Art Award

Gothenburg-based artist Tomas Lundgren, a painter of works based on old photographs and portraits, has been announced as the recipient of the 2016 Beckers Art Award.

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Lindéngruppen has agreed a five-year deal to fund sustainability research at Blekinge Institute of Technology

Lindéngruppen funds sustainable development research

Lindéngruppen has signed a long-term agreement to support the Blekinge Institute of Technology’s (BTH) internationally recognised research on strategic sustainable development.

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Staff from the Doctors Without Borders ship MY Phoenix helping migrants in the Mediterranean. © Ikram N'Gadi

Lindéngruppen donates to refugee action

Lindéngruppen has donated SEK 200,000 (€20,000) to help Doctors Without Borders tackle the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East.

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Wood sculptor takes Beckers Award

Swedish wood sculptor Julia Bondesson has been named the recipient of the 2015 Beckers Art Award and is to exhibit her works at a five-week exhibition in Stockholm starting on January 24.

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Ex-IKEA CEO joins Lindéngruppen board

Former IKEA chief executive officer Mikael Ohlsson has joined the board of directors of Lindéngruppen.

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ColArt's Griffin Gallery promotes the work of upcoming artists.

Wising up with ColArt

ColArt has unveiled an ambitious sustainability programme that will see the world’s largest manufacturer of artists’ materials make sustainable development the core pillar of its business strategy.

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Street tableau by Beckers Art Award 2014 recipient David Molander

Urban photographer scoops art award

Photographs by David Molander go on show in Stockholm on January 25 to celebrate the Swedish photographer being named recipient of the 2014 Beckers Art Award.

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A rainwater harvest project at Beckers' site in Goa, India, cut water consumption by 23% there in 2012 from the previous year.

Beckers Group launches sustainability drive

Lindéngruppen company Beckers Group has published its first sustainability report and adopted targets aimed at making it the world’s most sustainable industrial coatings supplier.

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Urban artist using the new Liquitex non-solvent-based spray paint.

Artist-friendly spray paint wins praise for ColArt

Lindéngruppen-owned ColArt has scored a hit in the international spray paint market after launching the first water-based aerosol that meets the needs of traditional fine artists and urban artists in one can.

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"Harangue" – a work of art in ceramic by Sara Möller.

Ceramic designer receives Beckers Art Award

Sara Möller, a young ceramic artist from southern Sweden, has received the 2013 Beckers Art Award, one of the country’s most prestigious art prizes.

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Interview with Jenny Lindén Urnes – sustaining success

Lindéngruppen owner and chairman Jenny Lindén Urnes gives Our News her view on the family business and some of the challenges that lie ahead.

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Work by Elin Behrens. From left to right: The Light, The Shelf and The Board, all 2012.

Malmö artist wins silver jubilee Beckers Art Award

The Beckers Art Award, one of Sweden’s top prizes for innovative young artists, has marked its 25th jubilee by announcing Malmö-based artist Elin Behrens as winner of its 2012 award.

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Previous year

Lindéngruppen wishes Happy Holidays with MSF

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) makes a difference in the world. We too want to make a positive impact and contribute to the health and wellbeing of people all around the world. Therefore, we support MSFs work.

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A paintbrush in use by Colart brand Liquitex

The important role of art during the pandemic

Lindéngruppen company Colart has adapted to the challenges and opportunities created by the Covid-19 pandemic to look after its people, retailers and consumers.

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Alex Begg knitwear garments

Acquisition brings knitting craftmanship to Alex Begg

Lindéngruppen company Alex Begg has bought the trade and assets of world-renowned knitwear producer Scott & Charters, strengthening both companies offer to their customers.

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Christophe Sabas CEO of Beckers Group

Christophe Sabas appointed CEO of Beckers Group

Christophe Sabas is the new CEO at Lindéngruppen company Beckers Group after being acting CEO since June 2020. He tells us about his long career at Beckers, his insights as CEO to date and his future vision for the company.

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Lindéngruppen Global Management Conference 2020

This year’s Global Management Conference was an international virtual summit gathering management teams and boards in the Lindéngruppen companies.

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Two kids sitting at a table playing

Lindéngruppen involved in an ActionLab to launch guidance on children’s rights

Global Child Forum held a Digital ActionLab on 8 October, to launch a business guidance workbook on children’s rights that Lindéngruppen played an active role in developing. Lindéngruppen owner Jenny Lindén Urnes was one of the speakers at the ActionLab.

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Höganäs' Longer Heavier Truck (LHV) truck at the harbor.

Working to reduce transport emissions at Höganäs

Lindéngruppen company Höganäs is proactively working with its partners to reduce the emissions from the transport of its materials and products. Such efforts are part of Höganäs’ Climate Roadmap and its goal to become climate neutral by 2045

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A pile of Begg x Co scarfs

Beyond compliance chemical management at Alex Begg

Alex Begg has stepped up its work to remove chemicals from its supply chain by collaborating with customers and suppliers – to ensure beyond compliance chemical management.

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Photo: Beckers Group

Becoming the world’s most sustainable industrial coatings company – the Beckers way

The Lindéngruppen company Beckers – a leading global supplier of industrial and coil coatings – has embarked on an ambitious sustainability journey by 2030. The recent strategy review resulted in clear focus on three main areas – Products with impact, Operations with impact and People with impact. For each area milestones and targets have been set that will take the company towards its vision of becoming the world’s most sustainable industrial coatings company.

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Björn Haase, Manager Non-metal products at Höganäs AB

How Höganäs contributes towards a more circular society

Höganäs, which is 50 percent owned by Lindéngruppen, contributes toward more circular resource use in society by promoting the use of its residual materials – to create economic value and environmental benefit.

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Lindéngruppen Sustainability Report 2019

Our sustainability report present how we integrate relevant social, environmental and economic priorities into our business and across the companies in our group. 

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Our contribution to overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic

Lindéngruppen companies are proactively helping society overcome COVID-19 by manufacturing hand sanitiser, providing knowledge, offering surplus supplies to healthcare and making donations to health charities.

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Strategic collaboration supports Lindéngruppen’s sustainability agenda

Lindéngruppen has a long-term strategic partnership with the Blekinge Institute of Technology (Blekinge Tekniska Högskola – BTH) in southern Sweden that helps drive the company’s sustainability agenda forward.

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Colart product donation initiative

How Colart’s discontinued products is being put to good use

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CapraCare - sustainable sourcing of cashmere

Alex Begg’s ambition has always been to produce garments of the highest quality and the company is proud to meet stringent and demanding standards. But even the best practices can benefit from innovation.

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Photo credit: Fredrik Åkum

Fredrik Åkum receives Beckers Art Award

Artist Fredrik Åkum is the 2020 recipient of the Beckers Art Award. Fredrik was born in 1987 and is based in Gothenburg, where he also graduated from the Valand Academy in 2013.

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