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Staff

This is our key people and they have been in the company for a long time and are familiar with all of our products and the function of our company.

 

 
Per Hultberg 
Chairman / Owner
per@avantdisplay.se

 
Pontus Hultberg 
      CEO
pontus@avantdisplay.se
 
Lotta Nilsson 
Economy / Administration
lotta@avantdisplay.se

Christer Skogsmo 
      Order / Buyer
christer@avantdisplay.se


   Andreas Malmgren 
        Order / Buyer        
andreas@avantdisplay.se 

 

 

 

Joakim Falck                      Erika Nordström
  Production                          Production         

 Tapio Aho

  Production

             Anoop Goyal
             IT / Website

                                                                                    

 
 

An idea that has lasted for generations 

AB Avant was founded in 1945 by the entrepreneur and inventor Åke Hultberg. The company consisted of a mechanical workshop, a plate factory and a sales department for advertising articles. AB Avant had 35 employees.

Toward the end of the 50's,  Åke Hultberg wanted to concentrate on advertising. He sold the mechanical workshop and the plate factory to the employees. This resulted in three new companies; Avant Mekaniska Verkstad, I-skylt and AB Avant (nowadays Avant Display), which was a downright advertising company.

Åke Hultberg was a far-seeing person. In those days the provision merchants served people manually. Less time was spent on exposing the merchandise. The idea of self-service came from the USA. This meant that information about prices and goods had to hang close to exposed goods,preferably above, so that the customers had easy access to the message.

For this kind of displaying the decorators used a thin nylon thread that was attached to the plate and the ceiling. A time-consuming job.
Times changed and now it was up to the salesmen to do the advertising-jobs in the stores. Suddenly the time factor became important. Everything had to happen fast. Super-fast, like a jet plane, according to Åke Hultberg. Suddenly the registered trademark Jet-Snabb was born!

In the beginning, Jet-Snabb was considered clumsy and expensive. But Åke Hultberg believed in his idea and paid for a universal patent at the end of the 60's. Today one third of AB Avant's turnover consists of Jet-Snabb.

1993 my father Åke Hultberg died, 80 years old. He worked until the very end, which the company was suffering from, and therefore began to lose its market position. Nevertheless, I still saw that there was a potential in the company and that it was a challenge that I could make something of. In 1995 I solved out my three siblings from Avant and became the sole owner.

With delight and through responsible job, along with a talented staff, for example Christer (order/ buyer) who has worked at Avant for over 20 years, with now three generations in the family, we built new more efficient machines. We cleared away the old products that passed away and streamlined operations. With these changes customers started coming back to us. In 2005 we moved into our newly renovated property in Läggesta.
Here we have good communications, close to the E20 highway and train station. It is only 65 km from Stockholm.
We have access to 11,000 sqm land that allows us to expand the factory further if necessary.


2010 Avant Display turned 65 years, this was celebrated in particular by launching our fourth restructuring and improvement of the website/webshop. The website is in English and the customer/retailer may receive login information to see their own prices in SEK or EUR.
It is also possible to change the language using "Google translate".
 

With joy and pride I now look forward to one of my sons, Pontus Hultberg, the third generation in the company, taking over as CEO.
He has now worked in the firm for over four years. Along with a solid educational background to an MBA at Stockholm University with focus on business accounting, corporate finance, also education and work as an IT technician, I think that the company will greatly benefit from this expertise in a business world that is becoming even more demanding.


We have also recently established an active working board, who will work for that Avant Display's continuing development in innovative ideas and act in good entrepreneurship.
My future role of Avant Display will mainly be a case of "coaching", be a sort of sounding board for both my own staff and to our customers,       listen to the their needs and desires.

I look forward with joy and great optimism to an interesting and exciting future.

Welcome all new and old customers! 

Owner Per Hultberg

 

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