Per Magnusson, Divisional Manager +46 (0)70-676 64 26 Viktor Svensson, Director, Corporate Information +46 (0)70-657 20 26 ÅF has, through the Group's Engineering division, taken over a unit from the technical consulting company Xdin. The unit, known as Xdin Order to Delivery (O2D), is based in Gothenburg and has 7 members of staff. Xdin O2D helps its clients to make the right decision when investing in or rationalising their production and logistics systems. The unit's portfolio of services includes concept studies and the analysis and verification of capacity and delivery potential. Xdin O2D also supplies market-leading analysis and simulation software, and works with some of the leading names in the automotive, engineering, wood processing, foodstuffs and automation industries."This acquisition broadens the scope and reinforces the strength of our offer. Xdin O2D is often involved in industrial projects at a very early stage, and this will be highly advantageous to us in the future," says Per Magnusson, manager of ÅF's Engineering Division."Xdin's long-term approach and its growth in the areas of product development, PLM and IT demands a relentless focus, and we see this new development as a natural stage in this process. Xdin O2D will have better opportunities to develop under the umbrella of the ÅF Group, where it will be able to benefit considerably from synergies with the Group's other lines of business," says Tomas Ängkulle, Xdin's CEO. Corporate Information AB Ångpanneföreningen The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. We are also one of the leading names in testing and inspection. Today the ÅF Group has approximately 3,500 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world. Xdin is one of Sweden's fastest-growing technical consulting companies, developing products and processes for clients who are found predominantly in the automotive, energy and engineering industries. Xdin has approximately 400 employees working from offices in Sweden and the USA.
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