Addtech comprises about 120 companies. These have an important role both for suppliers (manufacturers) and buyers of products and solutions, including machine manufacturers, process engineering and electrical companies.
Manufacturers gain a distribution channel in the Nordic market and access to a broad and relevant customer base. For their part, customers gain access to a global component market without themselves needing to be specialists in the properties and areas of application of the various components. The modern battery market is good example of a market where needs are easy to define but where an optimal solution demands a great deal in terms of specialist knowledge and a high level of technical expertise.
Addtech works closely with customers and suppliers in developing products and services. The Group focuses both on adapting applications to improve the functionality of products and developing cost-effective services in markets such as logistics, education and servicing.
The development of different products and services and production processes take place in line with the applicable quality requirements for the respective industry. The Group limits risk in product development by basing it on identified customer needs and ensuring that it takes place within the existing network of suppliers and customers.
If the Addtech Group is to recruit and retain business-driven employees and entrepreneurs, the independence of the subsidiaries is crucial. Addtech combines the flexibility, personality and efficiency of a small company with the resources, networks and long-term approach of a large business. By conducting small-scale operations on a large scale, the small company’s opportunities for long-term growth and profitability are optimised.
Independence and freedom with responsibility mean that the companies are free to run and develop operations as long as they follow Addtech’s business model and the Group’s rules of play.
Each individual subsidiary is overseen by a managing director tasked with developing that company’s operations. The subsidiaries are grouped into business units, which are led by managers who report to business area managers. In order to maintain close contact with operations, a business unit manager is often the managing director of a subsidiary, while a business area manager may also be in charge of a business unit.