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Objectives & Strategies

Objectives

Growth
10 % organic growth and add on acquisitions
Platform acquisitions on top

EBITA
10 % over a business cycle

Net dept
Det dept/EBITA 2.5

Human resources objective
Better balance in the gender ratio. An intermediate target is for at least 30 percent of managers and at least 30 percent of employees to be women by 2020.

Sustainability objectives
ÅF works resolutely to become a more sustainable company. Three overarching focus areas form the basis of the company’s sustainability work.

  • Sustainable solutions
  • Responsible business transactions
  • Attractive employer

Strategy

Growth
International expansion into leading positions

We will continue to grow in our core markets Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. We will also strive to become an international leader in several selected niches and segments such as Automotive R&D, Food and Pharma, Advanced Manufacturing, Process Industry and Lighting.

Focusing on:

  • Geographical expansion in core countries
  • International growth in selected niches
  • Expansion in international investment projects

Value creation
Business model shift to deliver higher value

We will develop our business model to increase the value add to our clients. This means for example developing our customer offerings and provide more packaged solutions and concepts, along with selected products.

Focusing on:

  • Increase share of projects and solutions
  • Cross ÅF solutions to meet global growth drivers
  • Invest in and develop concepts and selected products
  • Optimisation of professional services

Operations
Operational excellence

The organisation is being simplified and financial steering is being adjusted to  achieve a clear profit responsibility for specific client segments, ensuring international expansion and taking a larger share of end-to-end solutions.

Focusing on:

  • Simplified and focused organisation
  • Adjusted financial steering
  • Optimised pricing and sourcing
  • Ethical commitment

People
Best in class people practices

We will to continue to be an attractive employer, through putting a large effort in attracting and recruiting new employees as well as focusing on developing and retaining all employees working with us today.

Focusing on:

  • Leadership development
  • People engagement and development
  • Employer branding
  • Recruitment and onboarding
  • Diversity and inclusion