News. 12/01/24

Werksta appoints Joel Granath as new CEO

Joel Granath will join Werksta Group as new CEO on February 1, 2024. Currently Joel Granath works at Scania, where he has been SVP for Scania Power Solutions since 2015. He succeeds Catherine Sahlgren.

Werksta Group is the Nordics’ leading car damage repair shop chain with 100 workshops in Sweden, Finland and Norway. The group employs 1,400 people and had a turnover of nearly SEK 3 billion in 2023.

“We are now in a good position to accelerate the building of the best body shop company in the Nordic’s together with our new CEO, Joel Granath. We are very happy to welcome him to Werksta and are convinced that Joel, with his background and vast experience from Scania, has the right skills to lead Werksta into the future”, says Mattias Feiff, Chairman of the Board, Werksta and Co-Managing Partner at Procuritas, and continues ”On behalf of the board, I would also like to extend a thank you to Werksta’s current CEO, Catherine Sahlgren for her valuable contribution to Werksta’s growth journey. With Catherine as CEO, Werksta has strengthened its positions in all markets and the company’s turnover has almost tripled.”

”I am thrilled for this opportunity, it will be very exciting to get to know Werksta and the team. Having followed Werksta from the outside I am impressed by the rapid growth. The company has an exciting vision and strategy, and I look forward to continuing the journey,” says Joel Granath. Joel Granath has extensive industry- and leadership experience from more than 25 years at Scania. Since 2015, he has been SVP for Scania Power Solutions, and before that, VP for Product Management Trucks. Joel holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Economics and Management from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

For more information:
Anders Andrén, Head of Communications, Procuritas
+46 76 – 133 99 40

About Werksta
Werksta Group was established in Sweden in 2015 and is now the leading damage repair chain in the Nordics, with more than 100 workshops in Sweden, Finland and Norway offering high quality damage repair services. In Sweden you will find 29 workshops from Stockholm to Malmö. In Finland, Werksta operates under the name Autoklinikka, with almost 60 workshops, making Werksta a truly nationwide chain. Werksta expanded to Norway in 2018 which now has 14 workshops.

About Procuritas

Procuritas is a private equity investor, focused on investing in and growing Nordic mid-market companies. With a passion for business, hands-on active ownership approach and more than thirty-year record from a large variety of transactions, it has supported more than 45 companies in accelerating their growth and realizing their true business potential. As owners, Procuritas is characterized by its enthusiasm, commitment, and strong belief that it is an ally in the quest to build strong and sustainable businesses.

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