February 15, 2024

Fogmaker International AB, one of the leading global suppliers of fire suppression systems for engine compartments and enclosed spaces, is proud to announce the appointment of  Mr. Johan Bjerstedt as the new Sales and Marketing Manager, effective January 8th, 2024. This strategic move comes at a time of increased growth and success, making it an ideal opportunity to strengthen the organization further.

Johan has a lengthy background within the manufacturing industry, where he has held leading positions within sales in various industries for many years. Most recently, he comes from Konecranes Lift Trucks, where he was Regional Sales Director for Europe, and brings extensive experience from the Material Handling field – one of Fogmaker International’s prioritized business segments.

“I have been working with B2B sales since 2003, during my past nine years in the global material handling industry, where I first learned about Fogmaker International. It will be exciting to widen my view of various industries. I chose to join Fogmaker International because I know it’s a good product from a great company, with a very interesting future and a lot of potential,” says Johan Bjerstedt, Sales and Marketing Manager, Fogmaker International.

Lars Alrutz, CEO of Fogmaker International, has upheld the Sales and Marketing Manager role parallel to his role as CEO for the past year. He says, “We are happy to welcome Johan Bjerstedt to the Fogmaker International team as our new Sales and Marketing Manager. Johan brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in sales within the manufacturing industry. His expertise in the material handling field will benefit in driving our growth and success.”

“Strengthening the organization with Johan’s understanding of B2B sales and Lars assuming the role of CEO fully will open new possibilities for our expansion efforts and ensure the satisfaction of our customers worldwide. We will further solidify our position as a global leader in fire suppression systems for engine compartments and enclosed spaces as we continue to grow and achieve new milestones together,” says Lars Fredin, Group CEO at Dacke Industri and Chairman of Fogmaker International.


About Fogmaker International AB
Fogmaker International, a subsidiary of Dacke Industri since 2022, is a leading provider of fire suppression systems for engine compartments and other enclosed spaces with high-pressure water-based mist. The company has partners in more than 60 countries and more than 300,000 systems installed worldwide. It has its headquarters as well as an R&D and manufacturing facility located in Växjö with 100 employees and an annual turnover of about SEK 400 million. Fogmaker International is a leader in safety awareness with roots in Småland, Sweden, and delivers fire suppression systems worldwide within sectors such as Bus, Mining, Material Handling, Forestry, Trucks, Construction Equipment, Agriculture, and Airports. After several years of developing and evaluating fire suppression liquids free of PFAS chemicals to find the most effective solution, the company recently introduced a new 100% PFAS-free fire suppression fluid on the market: Eco 1.

Visit www.fogmaker.com to learn more.

This is Dacke Industri
Dacke Industri is a long-term owner that invests in innovative technology companies within selected niches with potential for development. We provide expertise and strategic guidance to build sustainable companies over time. We follow a decentralized model where our companies have a high degree of autonomy and are run independently.

Our companies have their own products or systems with a strong technical focus, development- and design expertise, and quality execution. The companies use existing platforms for innovation and work towards environmentally sustainable products and production.

Today Dacke Industri has 22 subsidiaries within 4 divisions, over 1550 employees worldwide, and net sales of SEK 4,3 billion.

Dacke Industri is owned by Nordstjernan since January 2016.

For more information, please contact:

Lars Alrutz
Fogmaker International AB
+46 72 701 00 04 lars.alrutz@fogmaker.com

Lars Fredin
Group CEO
Dacke Industri
+46 70 770 71 00 lars.fredin@dackeindustri.com

Camilla Quist
Communication and Administration Manager
Dacke Industri
+46 70 590 03 70 camilla.quist@dackeindustri.com