Nord-Lock Group Wins Prestigious Export Award

The Swedish-based Nord-Lock Group has won the prestigious Export Hermes award given by the Swedish Foundation for Export Development. The Nord-Lock Group’s CEO Fredrik Meuller accepted the award from H.R.H Prince Daniel during the Tendency Day held at the Musikaliska Concert Hall in Stockholm.

Nord-Lock Group receives the prestigious Hermes Export Award in Sweden.
CEO Fredrik Meuller, Business Development Director Lars Christensson, Communications Director Cecilia Böhm, H.R.H Prince Daniel, Nord-Lock Division Director Anders Manfred.

The Nord-Lock Group is owned by Investment AB Latour, which is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. The Group has a turnover of SEK 1.4 billion, employs 600 people in 25 countries and has its headquarters in Malmö, Sweden.

The Nord-Lock Group is a world-leading manufacturer of safe and reliable bolt-securing solutions for advanced applications. The Nord-Lock Group has won the Export Hermes award for its wedge-locking washer, a product that is a global leader for its ability to secure bolted joints that are exposed to severe vibration and dynamic loads. It is used worldwide in everything from wind turbines, Shinkansen trains and NASA satellites to semiconductor fabrication plants.

The Export Hermes award has been presented each year since 1981 to Swedish companies that have achieved exceptional export success, thereby contributing to Sweden’s prosperity. The Jury’s reasons for giving this year’s award to the Nord-Lock Group are:

The Nord-Lock Group has an impeccable business history of leveraging its wide-ranging engineering expertise and product innovations to become a global export company that actively supports the foundations of modern society.

Nord-Lock is the unlikely story of how an innovation from a bankrupt Canadian company was purchased by a small company from Mattmar in the mid-Sweden county of Jämtland. The company spent many years battling to get the product to market, with the first pair of wedge-locking washers being manufactured in 1982 in a barn in Mattmar. Twelve years later, the Nord-Lock Group was acquired by listed investment company Latour and it has grown into a world-leading company with global production in Mattmar.

The Nord-Lock Group has firmly built up a world-leading business, with many big-name companies on its list of global customers. The Nord-Lock Group currently has a turnover of SEK 1.4 billion and employs 600 people in 25 countries. Our journey has been fantastic and fortunately we’ve only just scraped the surface up to now,” says Fredrik Meuller, the Nord-Lock Group’s CEO.

Long-term efforts to enhance the Nord-Lock brand by focusing on safety have resulted in customers and end-users all over the world turning to the Nord-Lock Group for solutions to their most demanding bolt-securing challenges.

The Nord-Lock Group is a world-leading manufacturer of safe and reliable bolt-securing solutions. Innovative technologies in the product portfolio include Nord-Lock wedge-locking, Superbolt tensioners, Boltight hydraulic tensioning tools and Expander System pivot pins. Its global sales organization and international partners provide customers with in-depth expertise and the right solution for every type of bolt-securing need. The Nord-Lock Group has a turnover of SEK 1.4 billion. The company is wholly owned by Investment AB Latour, a Nasdaq Stockholm-listed company.

For more information, please contact:

Fredrik Meuller, CEO of Nord-Lock Group, + 46 40602 4600,

Cecilia Böhm, Communications Director at Nord-Lock Group, +46 40602 4646,

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