Many things have happened in a short period at DENSIQ. In 2015, Krister Seleskog took over as the CEO of DENSIQ and initiated the journey to build up DENSIQ Group: a rapid journey with many learning opportunities. We met at the office in Gothenburg office to get a quick recap of those years from Krister.
”We have a fantastic group of employees who are all willing to walk the extra mile.”Krister Seleskog
You have been the CEO of DENSIQ since 2015. Let us start by simply asking what has been the biggest challenge and what are the main goals for the future?
First, it has been a fantastic journey with a great team and a supportive owner. It was pretty clear from the start that we had a very solid business to grow from, and the main challenge has been to develop and complete our offer and expand the geographical reach. It is a journey that we continue today to become a truly international and complete group within sealing technology.
In 2021 you made a new acquisition when DENSIQ bought DEPAC. Tell us more about this business and how it has affected all the companies in the DENSIQ Group.
The acquisition of DEPAC is the fourth since I started. It is also the largest, adding almost 30% to our turnover and expanding our geographical presence to several new countries and continents. By adding DEPAC, we have become one of the few mechanical seals manufacturers. It has been a fundamental goal for us to have our R&D and production within this field, and our ambitions are high, to put it mildly. It will affect the other companies within the group in a very positive way. Not only do we get 60 new and highly skilled colleagues, but it also strengthens our offer to the market by adding mechanical seals to the current portfolio. I would say that our complete offer of sealing technologies is among the strongest in the market.
Over the years, business has been good for DENSIQ. What do you consider the main reasons for this success?
It’s a straightforward question to answer. Surround yourself with sound and ambitious people, and success will come. It’s as simple as that. We have a fantastic group of employees willing to walk the extra mile. I firmly believe that the individual possibility to influence, combined with a high customer focus, makes us succeed as a group.