Simpler. Smarter. More sustainable. At LK, we believe there’s a better way to do everything.
That’s why – from water, heating and hydronic solutions to pipe extrusion – we push for innovation over status quo and simplicity over complexity.
It’s a belief all of us at LK apply to every product and solution we create.
LK consists of three business units; Water and Heating Systems, Hydronic Solutions and PEX Pipe Extrusion.
LK Systems is the leading manufacturer of easy-to-install systems for heating and tap water distribution in the Nordics. Through our prefabrication unit, we also provide tailor-made solutions that simplify the installation process even further. From idea to final solution, you can be sure of the smartest answers for your everyday challenges, today and tomorrow.
LK Armatur is a leader in Europe, producing millions of valves per year for the global HVAC market. Beyond individual products, we understand how all parts interact in your complete application. From standard to sophisticated customizations of valves, controllers, components and prefabricated units, our full-spectrum expertise makes it easy to get the results you need today, while anticipating your needs tomorrow.
LK Pex is a leading OEM manufacturer of high-quality plastic pipes for the HVAC industry, particularly housing applications. Our proprietary production technology for cross-linking PE-Xa tubes gives pipes unique flexibility and compressive strength. With this and every advancement we make, we aim to simplify your everyday challenges for smarter results today and tomorrow.
1910 Founded in 1910 as Lagerstedt & Krantz. LK was originally a wholesale agency and an iron manufacturing company, focused primarily on sales.
1933 Operations were taken over by Lars Schuberth and Albrecht Behm, and the range of products was expanded to include water, waste-water, and HVAC products.
1980 Over time, LK transformed from a trader of other companies’ products into a developer and producer of its own, more technically advanced, products and solutions.
1983 The company was sold to the Behm family and Stikkan Anderssons’s Music Sweden AB. The Behm family would finally take over the whole company in 1995.
1990 LK began manufacturing valves, filters, and actuators for the marine industry.
2000 LK started to produce and sell high-quality PE-Xa pipes at its production facility.
2007 To meet increasing demand, LK began to prefabricate its own products and systems.
2008 LK Armatur opens its production facility in Zrenjanin, Serbia. The Serbian production facility is an exact reflection of the pipe production in Helsingborg and is primarily used to produce prefabricated pipe systems in copper and stainless steel.
2008 LK Systems grows and establishes a new company in Finland.
2010 The LK Group started to invest in small- and medium-sized companies.
2014 LK inaugurates a modern pipe factory of 10,000 m2. in Ulricehamn.
2017 A single common brand platform is developed. All subsidiaries now belong to the one and the same brand - LK .
2018 LK Armatur Deutschland GmbH is founded.
2020 LK celebrates 110 years.
The fact that the owner of LK have a commitment to long-term thinking creates the conditions necessary for lasting and respectful relationships with employees, customers and suppliers.
Our goals, along with profitability and stable finances, are the development of teamwork, leadership and business operations.
Our history is based on entrepreneurship and this will continue to be crucial to our future development and success. Through our curiosity, we create an understanding of our customers' needs.
Our core values give us the courage to continuously challenge ourselves, our processes and the world around us.
The CEO and group-support units are based in at LK:s head office in Stockholm, Sweden. The group's various business units operate locally through strong knowledge of their respective markets, customers and suppliers. Each business unit is backed by LK's brand and financial strength as well as group-wide expertise and values. The average number of employees in the group in 2019 was 400.
The board of directors makes decisions concerning overall issues relating to LK, such as strategy, investments and organisational structure. The board has established special committees that investigate and make proposals on certain issues.
Chairman: Lars Erik BlomMembers: Björn Behm, Claes Behm, Dan Paradell, Stig Karlsson, Ulrika Behm (deputy board member), Erik Behm (deputy board member)
Each Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of the company operations. The CEOs form the Senior Executive Team, which is constituted as follows:
LK, Support units, Dan Paradell, Chief Executive Officer
Water and Heating Systems, Michael Söderberg, Chief Executive Officer
Hydronic Solutions, Magnus Eriksson, Chief Executive Officer
PEX Pipe Extrusion, Mats Larsson, Chief Executive Officer
The support units assist the management on Group-wide matters. They also provide support to the business units.
Finance: Dan Paradell
Human Resources: Helena Åström
IT: Peter Dixner
Corporate Communications: Henrik Abraham
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