September 8, 2023

The 50th anniversary celebration marks Swedrive’s continued success and growth over the past five decades. Swedrive was founded in Lagan, Sweden in 1973 and has since kept its local touch even though the customers are spread worldwide.

The company was founded by five friends who worked together, and the 4 of them still alive. They visited Swedrive during the open house and gave their points of view, from historical milestones to today’s technology.

To celebrate the 50th birthday, the company invited the public to an “Open House” event where more than 600 visitors took the chance to see the premises from inside. Later this autumn, the whole company will make a celebration and study tour to Germany, where some customer applications will be visited and seen in real life at the customer’s site.

“It is a great team to be a part of. The company’s strong teamwork and passion for its work, the founder’s ongoing interest, and pride in the company’s achievements testify to Swedrive’s success and longevity. We are grateful to our customers and partners who have supported us throughout the years, and we look forward to continuing to provide innovative solutions and great service for many more years to come”. Says Bengt-Erik Karlberg, CEO of Swedrive.

“The commitment to maintaining a local touch despite a global customer base highlights the company’s dedication to quality and personalized service. We believe that our success lies in our ability to truly understand and meet the unique needs of every customer, no matter where they are in the world. Looking forward to continuing this tradition and many more years of serving our customers with the same dedication and commitment”. Says Mika Virtanen, VP Air Technology and Electromechanics of Dacke Industri, and Chairman of the Board for Swedrive.


About Swedrive

Swedrive AB develop and produce customer specific worm gears, screw jacks and electromechanical cylinders to high demanding industrial customers. The company is certified according to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. We are about 70 emplyees and net sales at SEK 200 million. Swedrive – We develop for the future

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, about 1400 employees worldwide and net sales SEK 4 billion.

For more information, please contact:

Bengt-Erik Karlberg
+46 70 544 42 66

Mika Virtanen
VP Air Technology and Electromechanics
Dacke Industri
+ 358 40 83 27 583


From left to right, the four of the five founders of Swedrive are Stig Lindahl, Lars Arvidsson, Håkan Andersson, and Enar Lindetorp. Missing from the picture is Erik Granath. Bengt-Erik Karlberg, the CEO of Swedrive, is on the far right.