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007 • 50 YEARS OF CONCRET E BUSINESS 1957-2007 • 50 YEARS OF CONCRETE BUSINESS 1957-2007 • 5 0 Y EA R S O F C O N C R ETE BU SIN ESS 1957-2007

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WE CAN, WE WILL WE DARE Finja’s first 50 years have been fantastic. During that time we have really taken to our motto: We can - We will - We dare During the 50 years the company has existed we have gathered a lot of experience. We have continued to develop both our products and our employee’s competence. WE CAN!

WE WILL! The Finja spirit prevails throughout the entire

company. It is built on a strong commitment to continuously learn new things. Since we have the knowledge and the commitment we also dare to expand our boundaries. For example, in 2007 we invested in an entirely new product area, Cellplast; since concrete and Cellplast belong together. WE DARE!

Knowledge - Commitment - Courage With these three qualities we will meet the future along with you. Gull-Britt Jonasson Managing Director


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IN GOOD SHAPE When Finja was founded in 1957 the company had three employees and a turnover of SEK 300,000. Currently the number of employees is 330 and the turnover is at SEK 800 million. Our goal is a turnover of SEK 1 billion within the next few years. FINJA GROWS.

In order to avoid stagnation it is important that we continue to gather new knowledge and experience. We reinvest in new production facilities and continuously develop new products and seek out new markets. FINJA DEVELOPS.

WE CARE. We like our work and our customers. Our standard

of quality is simple: the customer must always be satisfied! It goes without saying that we are always there in all situations, both before and after delivery. Count on Finja! In spite of our rapid expansion we still operate as a small family business. We want to grow in a balanced way in order to keep the team spirit that char-acterizes the company. We are a thriving company that stands on its own two legs. FAMILY BUSINESS.

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POSSIBILITIES THAT INSPIRE Finja serves all types of customers. It can be anyone from a homeowner that wants to build a garden wall to a company that needs a large new industrial building. There are as many reasons to use concrete as there are products in Finja’s assortment. ECONOMY

Concrete has a long life span and requires minimum maintenance, which also creates high re-sale value. The insulating properties are very good and heating costs are low.

FINJA BETONG

ENVIRONMENT Concrete

is a natural material that has been used for thousands of years, and can be recycled. It doesn’t cause allgeries, has good insulating properties and creates a pleasant indoor climate.

FINJA PREFAB

FLEXIBILITY

Our production is flexible and therefore we can customize solutions to the customer’s requirements, no matter if it is a house, an office building, an industrial or agricultural building.

FINJA CELLPLAST

More people are discovering the aesthetic value of concrete when it comes to both interior and exterior usage, such as polished concrete floors, sparkling facades, surfaces for plastering, polishing or left natural.

FINJA BEMIX

AESTHETHICS

produces a wide assortment of products. Environmentally friendly lightweight concrete blocks, an extensive line of dry mix mortars, easy to use floor leveling, high quality Iso-fin and stable garden plinths. manufactures wall units and ground systems for agricultural, public, industrial, office buildings and homes. Other products include foundations, support walls, pedestrian tunnels, balcony slabs and columns. is an entirely new area of operation with production starting in 2007. Here we make wall, ceiling, floor and cellar insulation, several different ground systems and pumpable floor filling. develops, produces and delivers special concrete to the construction industry. The products are high-tech and used by professionals in areas such as advanced undercasting of machinery and columns.


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• TAGE ERLANDER IS SWEDEN´S PRIME MINISTER

• KING GUSTAV VI ADOLF CELEBRATES 85TH BIRTHDAY

• INGEMAR STENMARK WINS THE WORLD CUP

• SWEDEN WINS THE HOCKEY WORLD CUP IN MOSCOW

• SWEDEN CHANGES TO RIGHT HAND TRAFFIC

• POPULATION OF SWEDEN IS 8,268,000

• POSTAGE IS SEK 0:30

• SCANDINAVIA’S HIGHEST STRUCTURE, ”KAKNÄSTORNET”

• BIRTH OF CROWN PRINSESS VICTORIA

IS BUILT

Finja has 48 employees and the average pay rate is SEK 25 an hour. A few years earlier the company began selling dry mix.

The company AB Finja Betong was founded by Kaj Andersson. The first year they began to produce concrete stones nicknamed ”wood louse”. There were three employees.

Finja Betong employs 17 and the yearly salary is nearly SEK 25,000. Finja has been producing lightweight concrete products for a couple of years.

• PATRIK SJÖBERG SETS WORLD RECORD IN THE HIGH JUMP

• SWEDEN WINS THE DAVIS CUP FOR THE 6TH TIME

• ANJA PÄRSON WINS THREE ALPINE GOLD MEDALS IN ÅRE

• THE SPY STIG BERGLING ESCAPES DURING LEAVE

• MATHIAS DAHLGREN WINS THE CULINARY WORLD CUP

• GULL-BRITT IS ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

• ASTRID LINDGREN TURNS 80 YEARS

• RECORD ON HIGH GAMING LOTTERY OF MSEK 61

• THE ARK WINS THE SWEDISH EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

Finja acquires the companies Böckersboda Betong and Tåstarp Block. Shortly thereafter they also acquire Eskilstuna Cementvarufabrik and Finja Bemix.

Gull-Britt Jonasson has been MD since 1989. The same year the first prefabricated concrete wall facility is opened. Finja acquires Hultsfred, Borensberg and Östra Grevie company.

The floor levelling product area is developed, the Strängnäs facility is established and a new Cellplast factory is opened. Finja’s conference centre ”The house of concrete” is completed.

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007 • 50 YEARS OF CONCRE TE BUSIN ESS 1957- 2007 • 50 YEARS OF CONCRETE BUSINESS 1957-2007 • 5 0 Y EA R S O F C O N C R ETE BU SIN ESS 1957-2007

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NATIONWIDE COVERAGE Finja is the company you will always find close by. We currently have sales and production facilities in 10 locations in the country, from Hudiksvall in the north to Östra Grevie in the south. We are growing with our customers and have established in our neighbour countries in the Nordic region.

BETONG PREFAB CELLPLAST FIND US HERE: Hudiksvall Upplands Väsby Strängnäs Eskilstuna Mariestad Borensberg Hultsfred Göteborg Hässleholm Östra Grevie

Betongvägen 1, SE-281 93 Finja, Sweden Phone +46 451 666 00, Fax +46 451 666 01 www.finjabetong.se


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