Questions for Pavel Hajman, President, Husqvarna Division
Looking back at 2015, what are you most proud of?
There are many positives to highlight such as the good sales growth and product mix, and a strong operating income. I am proud that despite the reorganization into the new Husqvarna Division, we kept focus and delivered according to the Accelerated Improvement Program, both for sales of profit pool products (professional handheld, robotics and accessories) as well as for the cost-out activities. I am also proud that we launched two ranges of handheld battery products – one for professionals and one for consumers, including chainsaws, trimmers, blowers and brushcutters.
What are you looking forward to in 2016?
I am convinced that our divisional strategy will be a success. The strategy has been embraced by the whole organization, and that is indeed a good starting point. 2016 is the division’s second year of operation and we bring with us some valuable experience from 2015.