Ratos takes an additional step in its investment in Nordic infrastructure and launches the Expin Group brand with Robert Röder as CEO
Ratos is now gathering its operations within rail infrastructure under the Expin Group brand with Robert Röder as CEO. Expin Group will become a full-service provider of new construction, refurbishment and maintenance for all rail infrastructure owners in the Nordics. The new group structure creates better conditions for increased value generation, more transactions and more effective synergies between the companies.
Robert Röder has worked in rail infrastructure for his entire working life and has spent the last 25 years in senior roles. He most recently served as CEO of NRC Group Sverige, where his task was to consolidate and integrate several companies after acquisitions and to further develop the company, which he did with great success. Before this, he held several leading positions at Strukton Rail, including COO, CEO and Board member.
“Our Nordic infrastructure investment is developing rapidly. There is great demand for our services within infrastructure in all three focus areas: energy, roads and rail transport. Expin Group was formed to increase our ability and to meet demand for high-quality services within rail transport. With his extensive background and strong name in the industry, Robert Röder is the right person to work with all talented employees to take our operations to the next level,” says Christian Johansson Gebauer, Chairman of Expin Group and President, Business Area Construction & Services, Ratos.
“I’m pleased and proud over the confidence placed in me to lead Expin Group. There are significant advantages with a clearer structure in order to make it easier for us to focus on core operations: rail infrastructure. The Nordic market will grow sharply in the coming year. There is a great need for the construction of new tracks as well as maintenance of existing ones in order to ensure a punctual and safe journey for passengers and freight. Increased digitalisation will also increase the capacity of existing systems and thereby meet growing demand for rail transportation,” says Robert Röder, CEO of Expin Group.
“Rail infrastructure is also crucial to the successful transition to a long-term sustainable society. With its employees and passion for infrastructure, Expin Group is now helping to build a better tomorrow, which is meaningful as well as profitable,” continues Robert Röder.
David Skalin and Daniel Skalin, who founded NVBS, will serve in other operative roles and as Board members of Expin Group.
“We look forward to continue to develop and create value in our strong operations. Together with Robert Röder we’re taking the next exciting step in the Group’s development,” says David Skalin, co-founder of Expin Group.
The following operational companies are part of Expin Group:
- Elektrosignal Infra - experts in electricity, signalling and telecommunications installations for rail infrastructure in Sweden.
- NVBS companies - experts in critical infrastructure projects in Sweden and Norway.
- Prador Infra - experts in projects and maintenance related to rail infrastructure facilities in Sweden.
- Ratatek - experts in electrification of rail infrastructure in Finland and Sweden.
- Sportek - experts in construction of rail infrastructure in Norway.
- Svenska Mätteknikgruppen - experts in surveying and mapping, machine work and planning.
- TKBM Entreprenad - Experts in small construction contracts in Mälardalen.
Ratos will also continue to carry out infrastructure maintenance focused on roads in Norway and Sweden through the Norwegian company Presis Infra.
For more information, please contact:
Josefine Uppling, VP Communication, Ratos, +46 76 114 53 21, firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Röder, CEO, Expin Group, +46 76 169 55 18, email@example.com
David Skalin, co-founder, Expin Group, +46 76 316 61 36
Ratos is a business group consisting of 17 companies divided into three business areas: Construction & Services, Consumer and Industry. The companies have approximately SEK 34 billion in net sales (LTM). Our business concept is to own and develop companies that are or can become market leaders. We have a distinct corporate culture and strategy – everything we do is based on our core values: Simplicity, Speed in execution and It’s All About People. We enable independent companies to excel by being part of something larger. People, leadership, culture and values are key focus areas.