Berg Propulsion to centre marine propulsion manufacturing in Sweden

Manufacturer of propulsion systems and marine controls for vessels Berg Propulsion will move all manufacturing operations to a campus location in Sweden. It concerns production of the company’s controllable pitch propellers, azimuthing and transverse thrusters, and associated control systems.

Currently, manufacturing operations are located across two separate campuses in Sweden and Singapore. Investments made by Berg Propulsion to merge manufacturing operations at one global location are said to enable increased warehouse capacity for spare parts and swing units.

The consolidation of the two facilities is planned to take place during the remainder of 2020 with further investment plans for increased assembly and warehouse capacity to support aftermarket support to be completed by the beginning of 2021.

Investments made in building a stronger manufacturing infrastructure follow the recent acquisition of Berg Propulsion by CEO Stefan Sedersten (picture). ‘This change signifies the consolidation of manufacturing operations currently located in Singapore and Sweden,’ says Sedersten. ‘With this move we will form a single campus operation across all product lines located in Sweden just next to our R&D group.’

Jon Töyrä, CFO Berg Propulsion adds: ‘We have a long history of producing products in both Sweden and Singapore using the same process and quality systems for the three main product lines in both locations over the years. As we now invest in establishing a single campus operation, it enables us to better utilise our footprint and make investments into increased velocity through the synergies of the widespread parts commonality between our products.’

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.