He is a passionate and forward-thinking leader who has brought the company started by his father to new heights, together with the employees. In his work, he cares for them and for their workplace. Jonas Wiklund, CEO of Wibax, has been named Leader of the Year in Norrbotten.
Northvolt is currently building Europe's largest battery factory to produce lithium-ion batteries for electric cars and energy storage. The chemicals supplier Wibax, located a short distance from the Skelleftehamn plant, has been chosen for a strategic partnership as a chemicals supplier to the battery manufacturing facility.
Chemicals supplier Wibax has focused on sustainability issues since it was established. Now the company is taking it up a notch. In collaboration with Scania, it is launching a world first, an electric ADR-approved truck that can haul 64 tonnes, a new record for electric trucks.
The Skellefteå final was the sixth and final of a total of six regional finals held during the autumn. All of the winners of tonight’s grand finals will face the winners of the other five regional finals, when the national finals are held in Stockholm City Hall in January 2022. The national winner of the main prize, EY Entrepreneur of the Year, will then be representing Sweden in Monte Carlo in June, where entrepreneurs from all over the world compete for the title of the world’s foremost entrepreneur.
The Wibax group remains in a stage of strong development, focusing on growth in all parts of our operations, including products of our own production. We are therefore strengthening the organization, to be even better equipped to deal with future challenges, in both the short and long term. We welcome Markus Holmlund as the new CEO of Wibax Production AB!
SunPine is extending and broadening its logistics collaboration with Wibax. The contract covers transportation and storage of products used by SunPine in their production of biofuels. The logistics collaboration is important from a sustainability perspective, where the product flows of Wibax and Sunpine complement each other, to minimise the mileage driven by tanker trucks without load. Wibax offers a logistics solution which covers all of Sweden, an operation involving about 20 employees.