2,340SEK M Sale
Development of Stena Stål’s e-commerce solution continued throughout the year, adding more product categories and greater functionality. In addition to Stena Stål’s own inventory, the solution offers direct access to the product catalogs of several leading European partners, which provides the widest range of online products on the market.
INCREASING CUSTOMIZATION OPPORTUNITIES
During the year, a major investment was made in the sales and service center in Värnamo. As well as investment in the property itself, production lines and equipment were upgraded, while processes and work models were reviewed. These measures will result in increased accessibility and greater opportunities in the customization of steel products.
ENCOURAGING SUSTAINABLE PURCHASING
The active sustainability work within Stena Stål aims to further reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and waste. During the year, a new agreement was made for the supply of source-marked hydroelectricity to all the company’s facilities, while the production facility in Västerås switched from oil to district heating.
Alongside its internal work with continuous improvements, Stena Stål also aims to encourage its customers to pursue sustainable purchasing behaviors. By offering combined deliveries, it is possible to optimize transportation and reduce emissions.
In recent years, generally strong market conditions led to high demand for many types of steel. Over the last twelve months however, certain market segments slowed down, among others, the construction industry, although the slow-down is from previously high levels.