01 November 2021

Karl Holmqvist new CEO of Scanacon from 1st of November

Karl Holmqvist has been appointed new CEO of Scanacon, world leader in acid process solution and metal recycling systems, as Stig Lundström hands over the leadership when retiring after ten successful years as CEO. Karl Holmqvist, with experience from successfully developing organizations in change, is now tasked with leading Scanacon on its continued expansion journey. He will take up his post on the 1th of November.


Karl Holmqvist has more than 20 years of operational and international experience from the ABB Group and Outokumpu. His previous senior positions include Regional Director SEA Measurement & Analytics, Global Product Line Manager Force Measurement and leading positions in business development and sales with global responsibility.


"In recent years, Scanacon, under Stig Lundström's leadership, has implemented many growth and innovation initiatives that have contributed to the company's leading market position. When Stig will retire in the end of the year, and as the company now faces the next phase of expansion and product development, we see that Karl, with his leadership and operational experience, is a very suitable person to lead the company onwards together with the excellent global team members. We see great potential in Scanacon's opportunity for organic growth in several application areas and markets, where Karl’s experience from global sales development and customer focus will be important," says Per Nordgren, Chairman of the Board.


“After 10 years as CEO for the Scanacon Group it is time for me to retire. It has been a great journey together with all fantastic personnel and friends at Scanacon. We have both achieved growing the top-line and profitability pre-pandemic and during pandemic period we have managed to continue the development of our new Metal re-cycling and Sludge-Eliminating System whilst maintaining a sound profitability and turn-over.

We are now in an excellent position to finalize the development and launch the next generation of re-cycling system for existing market and other defined industries.


I wish Karl Holmqvist together with all colleagues in Scanacon Group all the best with their task ahead,” says Stig Lundström, CEO of Scanacon Group

Scanacon is a Swedish world leader in acid process solution and metal recycling systems. The systems are sold in Europe, North America and Asia. Alder II AB acquired Scanacon in 2018 and the company has in recent years continued to show growth and good development in the business.


For further information please contact:

Stig Lundström, + 46 70 262 71 02

Karl Holmqvist, + 46 76 149 80 70

Per Nordgren, + 46 70 398 16 06