December 21, 2022

As CEO of Fogmaker International AB, Dacke Industri is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Lars Alrutz, effective January 1st, 2023.

Lars takes over as CEO of Fogmaker International AB and replaces Andreas Svensson on January 1st, 2023. Andreas has decided to step down for retirement after many years as owner of the company. He will still be a part of the company through part ownership and the Board of Directors.

Lars has a long history of sales in the international arena. He has earlier been site manager for ProfilGruppen post-processing companies and CEO at Växjöfabriken with component manufacturing for the heavy vehicle industry. Lars is well known within the business as well as partners, customers, and people at Fogmaker. Since 2019 he has been the Sales Manager for the company and now entering the role of CEO for Fogmaker.

Lars Alrutz said: “It will be a fantastic possibility to see how far we can develop the business for Fogmaker in the selected segments on a global market.”

Andreas Svensson said: “I´m happy to see Lars as my successor and wish him the best of luck in the
continued development as a leader of a great team at Fogmaker.”

“We sincerely thank Andreas for his contribution and welcome Lars to his new position! Lars is bringing valuable insights and experience to the company. We look forward to the journey ahead with Lars as CEO and new markets to explore going forward.” Says Lars Fredin, Group CEO at Dacke Industri and Chairman of Fogmaker International AB.

About Fogmaker International AB

Fogmaker develops, manufactures, and markets fire suppression systems for engine compartments with high-pressure water mist. It has its headquarters as well as R&D and manufacturing facility located in Växjö with 100 employees and an annual turnover of more than SEK 300 million. Fogmaker is a leader in safety awareness with roots in Småland, Sweden, and delivers safety products worldwide within sectors such as Bus, Mining, Material Handling, Forestry, Trucks, Construction Equipment, Agriculture and Airport.

This is Dacke Industri

Dacke Industri is a long-term owner that invests in innovative technology companies within selected niches with potential for development. We provide expertise and strategic guidance to build sustainable companies over time.

We follow a decentralized model where our companies have a high degree of autonomy and are run independently.

Our companies have their own products or systems with a strong technical focus, development- and design expertise, and quality execution. The companies use existing platforms for innovation and work towards environmentally sustainable products and production.

Dacke Industri is owned by Nordstjernan since January 2016.

Today Dacke Industri has 19 subsidiaries, close to 1900 employees worldwide, and a net sales exceeding SEK 4 billion.

For more information please contact:

Lars Fredin
Group CEO
Dacke Industri
+46 70 770 71 00

Lars Alrutz
Fogmaker International AB
+46 72 701 00 04