Flexlink

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FlexLink AB
Private
Industry industry automation
Founded 1980
Headquarters Göteborg, Sweden
Key people
Mattias Perjos, CEO[1]
Products conveyors
pallet systems
assembly systems
automation cells
PCB handling
stainless systems
tissue handling
Number of employees
840
Website www.FlexLink.com

FlexLink, also FlexLink AB, is a manufacturer of flexible, modular conveyors and industrial automation equipment. Headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden, FlexLink has manufacturing, production and engineering facilities in Allentown (USA), Plewiska (Poland) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). There are operating units in 30 countries and a global network of Strategic Partners. Altogether FlexLink is present in over 60 countries. Since 2003, FlexLink has been ranked in the world's top 20 largest materials handling system suppliers.[2]

History[edit]

The company was founded 1980 in Gothenburg as a spin-off from the roller ball bearing maker SKF (Svenska Kullagerfabriken AB).

In 1997, FlexLink was acquired by EQT Partners.

In 2005, FlexLink was acquired by ABN AMRO Capital from EQT.[3][4]

In 2006, FlexLink acquired TOPS Conveyor Systems.[5]

In 2008, FlexLink acquired Techne.[6]

In 2011, FlexLink was acquired by COESIA.[7]

Products, industries[edit]

The FlexLink conveyor is based on an aluminium conveyor beam with low friction slide rails guiding a flexible plastic chain. Products to be conveyed travel directly on the conveyor, or on pallets/carriers. Products that are handled have a weight from a few grams up to 30 kg, in a variety of shapes.

These products are used to automate material handling processes such as filling, machining, assembly and packaging. Typical industries that use these types of conveyors and automation equipment are automotive, electronics such as printed circuit board manufacturing and surface mount technology manufacturing, medical/health care, and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG).

The conveyor system is adapted to fit a specific industry's requirements.

News[edit]

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2011[edit]

2010[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mattias Perjos appointed CEO of FlexLink AB", GlobalSpec, 14 February 2006
  2. ^ See Modern Material Handling articles:
    "Top 20 system suppliers - 2008", 1 April 2009
    "Top 20 system suppliers - 2007", 1 April 2008
    "Top 20 system suppliers - 2006", 1 March 2007
    "Top 20 system suppliers - 2005", 1 April 2006
    "Top 20 system suppliers - 2004", 1 April 2005
    "Top 20 system suppliers - 2003", 1 April 2004
  3. ^ AltAssets - Almeida Capital's Research Division, 28 April 2005
  4. ^ PrimeNewswire, 15 April 2005
  5. ^ Packaging International, 17 May 2006
  6. ^ Pharmaceutical-Manufacturing News, 21 May 2008
  7. ^ Canadian Manufacturing, 29 Nov 2011

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

List of companies of Sweden