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Ownership changes in Åkers Krutbruk Protection AB
2010.08.27 / Niclas
CEO Niclas Sahlgren has recently bought 49 % of the defence solution company Åkers Krutbruk from the IBD Deisenroth Engineering Group.

During the last four years, Åkers Krutbruk Protection AB has gone through a remarkable transformation to become a world-class supplier of advanced protection for military vehicles.


- Niclas Sahlgren has been a key person in the development of the company since he came aboard four years ago. We are very satisfied that he has determined to continue to remain a strong force in Åkers Krutbruk’s expansion and growth, says Ulf Deisenroth, President and CTO of IBD Deisenroth Engineering Group and board member of Åkers Krutbruk.


- Åkers Krutbruk has an exciting future and I have decided to invest in the company to guarantee further development on a long-term basis. Shared ownership was a natural next step, says Niclas Sahlgren, CEO and new investor in Åkers Krutbruk.


Åkers Krutbruk, founded in 1552, became privately owned in 1991. After the privatisation an extensive modernisation of products and quality control systems was made. In 2003, Åkers Krutbruk was fully acquired by the IBD Deisenroth Engineering Group. Now IBD holds 51 % and Niclas Sahlgren 49 % of the shares in Åkers Krutbruk Protection AB.


For more information, contact:

Niclas Sahlgren, CEO, Åkers Krutbruk Protection AB

+46 159 366 00


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About Åkers Krutbruk Protection AB

In the year 1552, at the order of King Gustav Vasa, Sweden began manufacturing gunpowder. Åkers Krutbruk was established, fulfilling the king's mandate and ensuring the defence of the nation. Today, we are a world leader in defence solutions. Our tailor-made concepts - designed for land, air and naval platforms - are used all over the world, safeguarding personnel on humanitarian, observation and peacekeeping missions. We offer a wide range of services and products, primarily focusing on ballistic protection, mine protection, active protection measures and body armour. The ballistic designers, engineers, project managers and service personnel who make up our team have backgrounds in a range of technical disciplines and professional services. Åkers Krutbruk is a part of the IBD Deisenroth Engineering Group. Read more at

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