Now in his ninth year at Movex’s parent company Fumex, Kenny Stenberg is taking on a completely new role. Since November 2023, he is our ISO coordinator and is responsible for developing and ensuring our work on quality, sustainability and health and safety.

Kenny started his career at Fumex in 2015 in an export sales role. He had just finished his studies in Energy Engineering at Luleå University of Technology and wanted to work on products in his field of expertise.

– I was drawn to the opportunity to work on innovative products that related to my education and skills. It’s also been great to work with international customers over the last few years, and it’s given me a good understanding of what it takes to be a leading supplier,” says Kenny.

In his new role as ISO coordinator, Kenny takes a step back from daily customer contact to focus more on Fumex’s internal processes regarding quality, sustainability and work environment.

– Before I was asked to take on the role, we had an external consultant for these issues, but the more we have grown, the greater the need for our own ISO coordinator has become. I’m very happy that I got this opportunity,” says Kenny.

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Kenny explains that his work requires a lot of precision, patience and analytical skills. For example, Fumex is certified to ISO 90001 (quality management system) and ISO 14001 (environmental management system), and it is his job to ensure that everything is done correctly and that there are procedures for follow-up, documentation and improvement work.

– I really enjoy the tasks that come with the job, as they provide variety and a challenge in everyday life. The ISO certifications affect all of Fumex and should be reflected in all aspects of our organization. It is not done in a single day and requires constant analysis and improvement.

As well as getting to try out different roles and responsibilities, Kenny highlights Fumex’s culture and family feel as key reasons why he has stayed with the company.

– We are very open to new ideas and we care about each other. Here, everyone can talk to everyone, and it’s always okay to ask for help, no matter what. And with the new office being built, I think the team spirit will only get stronger,” Kenny concludes.

Being a sustainable company is a continuous work in progress, as there are many aspects to it and areas where improvements can always be made. At Movex and our parent company Fumex, we have always taken pride in our contribution to pushing industry forward. Whether it means technical development, working towards a more sustainable business or being a social enabler in the region.

The financial manager at Fumex in Skellefteå, Sweden, Evelina Degerman, recently finished an internal project to increase our knowledge and consciousness of how to systematically work with sustainability in a broader sense. The project, which was carried out in collaboration with IUC (Industrial Development Center), analyzed and reviewed Fumex’s business model and strategy from a sustainability perspective. It focused on environmental sustainability, human rights, customers, business ethics, work environment, and local community development.

– Many people only refer to the environmental aspects when talking about sustainability, even though there is so much more to it. For instance, sustainability can also be about creating a healthy life situation where employees can balance work and their spare time, says Evelina.

Evelina empathizes that actively focus on creating a sustainable work environment is important when creating a successful business. And with Fumex’s new office space being built in Skellefteå, there will be room for more team activities and personal time.

– We always look to improve our employer offering, from contractual benefits to how the facilities can be formed. For instance, the new office will have a gym and a relax, and social areas where the production team and our office people can meet.

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Evelina’s project group included representatives from different parts of Fumex, such as production, management, research and development, and sales, to get as many perspectives as possible. Everybody agreed that Fumex plays an important role in Skellefteå and the surrounding regions. For example, the company prioritizes local suppliers and subcontractors.

– Of course, we want to be a part of developing our local community by growing our own business and creating more job opportunities in the area. We are also, when given the opportunity, collaborating with nearby universities and colleges for specific research and student projects.

The next step will be applying key findings and new knowledge to the everyday workflow. From our thought processes, to complementing strategical goals, and updating documents and frameworks to fit a even more sustainable approach. All to help create a broader base for what it is to be a part of, or to do business with, Fumex.

– We are happy to see that sustainability is a global priority for customers, subcontractors, and authorities. We strive to be at the forefront of every aspect regarding our area of business. In order to do so, we must evolve and continuously become better, and this is one of many steps towards that, Evelina finishes.

A half year has passed since you last heard from our CEO Anders Hedlund. Right now, he is on his way back home from Germany, where he has visited our subsidiary in Frankfurt. In this short interview he is looking back at the first six months of the year, and what can be expected as Movex keeps moving forward.

How has 2021 treated Movex so far?

Well, almost everything has been about the ongoing pandemic. At the Skellefteå office, many of our employees have had to work from home. I miss meeting all of my colleagues, but it is an absolute necessity that we all take our responsibility during these times. But we have, after all, had a good six month run. Sales look good and we are moving towards one of our best years ever in terms of results!

What has been the biggest challenge so far?

Trade fairs have long been a natural meeting place for Movex and our customers. But since they have been canceled, we have had to adapt. That is why we have invested more in our digital marketing, social media presence, website and digital customer meetings. It has been a challenge for us, but I think it has been just as important to learn!

What can you tell us about the product development process?

I do not want to reveal too much yet, but we have a number of new products just waiting to be released. I believe that the world will open up sooner than later, hopefully this autumn, and that we can begin to visit our suppliers once again. Trust me, there is a lot going on at Movex!

And the final question, what project are you most excited about?

It is without a doubt our digital marketing! I am a firm believer that it is, in many ways, the marketplace of the future. Therefore, we will continue to make an even better website experience and strengthen our social media presence. With that being said, I am also looking forward to getting out and meeting all of our customers and partners!

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