November 1, 2022

With the last years of solid performance and growth at Dacke Industri, we can take further steps towards greater expansion. We are streamlining and optimizing our divisions for Fluid Power Technology, Air Technology & Electromechanics, Special Technology, Electronics, and Building Systems and Products.

As Vice President for the division Air Technology and Electromechanics, Dacke Industri is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mika Virtanen, effective 1st November 2022.

Throughout his professional career, Mika has worked with several senior leadership positions in businesses globally, such as terminals and port cranes, automation, mining, construction. He has been part of Kalmar management team in Cargotec and leading extensive business areas with wide global responsibilities. He also worked as a President of Bromma in Singapore. After fifteen years with Cargotec, he has led stock listed company, Robit Plc, in Finland. Most recently, he came from Pimatic, one of our subsidiaries, where he steered the business in the right direction as CEO. He is now handing over that role in order to run, develop and continue to grow the entire Air Technology and Electromechanics division, centered around pneumatics and electromechanics technology within industrial applications.

Mika Virtanen: “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to continue working within the exciting and successful Dacke Group and be part of the future in a company with great values. To continue the path and work closely with all companies in the Air Technology and Electromechanics division, such as Pimatic, Sovellusmestarit Oy, Swedrive and, PMC Attachment, make me mightily pleased with how things have turned out. Not only as a chairman of boards but also developing this division to the next level with people and focusing on finding several great companies to join us.”

“I greatly believe in Mika’s ability after many years of experience and insight into the industrial section. He is bringing value-adding knowledge to lead, develop our businesses as well as make new acquisitions within the entire Air Technology and Electromechanics division,” says Lars Fredin, Group CEO at Dacke Industri.

Dacke Industri is looking forward to the new setups within the business with the broader range of divisions and Mika to run the Air Technology and Electromechanics division. We welcome him to the team and wish him all the best of success.

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.

Dacke Industri is owned by Nordstjernan since January 2016.

Today Dacke Industri has 17 subsidiaries, over 1600 employees worldwide, and a net sales exceeding SEK 4 billion.

Lars Fredin
Group CEO, Dacke Industri
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