Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sweden’s Lindbäcks Building New Gender Equality Modular Factory

Europe's most modern manufacturing plant is being built in Sweden and it is perhaps the most gender-neutral also.

“We are working actively to insure half of the employees are women”, says Stefan Lindbäck.

By that Lindbäcks break the traditional gender division within the production industry. In a modern modular home factory everyone should be able to work and recruitment work is initiated.

LtR: Stefan Lindback, Gary Fleisher (Modcoach), Lars Stehn
“We need 150 people and are  cooperating with employment offices, university and high schools. We need several different categories of staff,” said plant manager Peter Eriksson.

Stefan Lindbäck has no ready answers on how the factory will reach a 50/50 solution, but he believes that it is entirely possible.

Lindbäcks is working on 18 subprojects in the biggest investment made by the company. It involves an investment of $56 million US.

All parts are not solved and can change during the process, but everything rests on pillars of sustainability, safety and economy.

The aim is to develop the best solution for each area of ​​production, logistics and working environment. Sustainability should be the guiding consistently in all decisions, among other things, it is clear that we will be using district heating from SunPine heating plant. It may also be necessary with solar panels, says Stefan Lindbäck.

He also points out that management has taken the comments and requests from staff. The investment in a restaurant with 100-120 seats are an example.

There are several stakeholders who wish to run the restaurant, but nothing is clear yet.

Accompanied by tests to develop production and improve the flow efficiency of the new plant. An example of this is how to reduce drying times. Even in the old factory production will be refined.
In disposing of the sharp increase in production is likely not a problem. The need for housing is very big in Sweden.

There is a great demand and we expect to find outlets for production is estimated at 1,600 dwellings per year. Add the old factory so we will have a production capacity of 2,400 units a year. 

This is just another example of how European modular home prefab companies are ramping up production to meet the need.

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