New times in Haarslev – ambitious plans of growth call for new methods

19.01.2018 News

For CEO Han Defauwes, 2018 started out with an interview by the Danish newspaper Fyens Stifttidende. This resulted in a series of articles in which Han explains his vision for Haarslev and his ambitious goals. Here is a summary of the articles.


New initiatives for product development, streamlining of processes, and focus on both the customers and employee satisfaction are some of the areas in which Haarslev will invest a large part of the turnover in the future.

In dry figures, the plan is to invest three to four percent of the Haarslev Group’s turnover in development. This sums up to an amount of €10 to 12 mio over the next years. Some of this will be invested in the production plants located in Hårslev and the US, and in a development department. These initiatives are expected to help realizing the established goal of increasing sales with 50% – hereby exceeding €295 mio in three to four years.

By devoting maximum effort to those areas, Han Defauwes expects to expand Haarslev, strengthen its efficiency and profitability and not least to make Haarslev a more attractive workplace for existing and potential employees.


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