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12 July 2013
Byggmax in final for The Swedish Lean Awards 2013
Today Lean Forum announced this year's finalists in Swedish Lean Awards, among these are Byggmax. The award is presented at the Lean Forum Conference on 1-2 of October in Malmö.
Companies that work with Lean as a model are actively working to maximize resource efficiency and to minimize waste. This means that all finalists share a common view of organizations, despite coming from different industries.

- We are proud to be in the final of the Swedish Lean Awards 2013. Lean is a natural way of thinking within our organization and what we call the Byggmax-spirit. It is therefore a pride among our employees, who work with this on a daily basis, and a proof that we are on the right track although we are aware that it is a journey that never ends, says Byggmax CEO Magnus Agervald.

Byggmax’s focus on lean is an extension of the work that begun at the start 20 years ago and one of the reasons why the company has been able to grow so strongly in recent years, now with over one hundred stores. Byggmax concept is to offer customers good quality products at a low price.

Byggmax is the construction material retailer that Swedish house owners deem has the lowest prices, and according to the “Vi i Villa” house owners panel, conducted in May 2012, 50 % of men and 34 % of women believe that Byggmax has the lowest prices, the figures for the closest competitor are 7 % and 6 %.

This year's finalists

-  Assa AB, R & D

-  Byggmax AB

-  Gambro Lundia AB, monitor production

-  Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Clinical chemistry at Karolinska Universitetslaboratoriet

-  Lindab Profil AB

-  Volvo Car Corporation, customer support

For more information please contact:

Magnus Agervald, CEO Byggmax, mobile: +46 761-19 00 20, e-mail: [email protected]

The home improvement discounter chain Byggmax was launched in 1993 and currently has 68 stores in Sweden with net sales of approximately MSEK 3,100 in 2012 and is continuing to expand strongly. Byggmax also has 24 stores in Norway and 10 in Finland, making the total number of stores 102. From the very beginning, Byggmax’s business concept has been to be the best and most inexpensive alternative for consumers in need of high-quality construction materials. Byggmax has a drive-in system at all its stores, enabling customers to load their products into their vehicles directly. This makes life easy and efficient for customers, particularly when buying heavy construction materials. For further information, go to