About OEM

OEM brings value to its customers by offering a wide and diverse range of products, coupled with far-reaching technical product competence and applications know-how. The products come from leading manufacturers of products and systems for industrial applications. OEM serves as the extended arm of the suppliers in their respective markets and, with a strong marketing and sales organisation, aims to make them a leading player in their niche. This makes OEM the best distribution channel for its suppliers in OEM's markets and one of Europe's leading technology trading groups.


OEM has a portfolio of more than 60,000 products from over 400 suppliers who, with strong brands, are among the leading players in their respective niches. OEM's extensive product know-how, years of experience and outstanding applications expertise offer customers a strong partner all along the supply chain, from product development and design to purchasing and production.


OEM has 34 operating business units in 15 countries in northern Europe, East Central Europe, the British Isles and China. Its domestic market is Sweden, where OEM holds a market leading position in most of its product areas. In other regions, the company's position varies from market to market. OEM's goal is to be one of the largest players in all its chosen markets.


The majority of OEM's customers operate in various segments of the manufacturing industry. Many of them are so-called Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), which means that they manufacture various kinds of machinery and equipment using constituent components from subcontractors. Other customers include installation companies, wholesalers and retailers for the professional and consumer markets.

Fact (2023)

  • 5,1 Billion SEK in turnover
  • 34 Companies in 15 countries
  • 30 000 Customers
  • 400 Suppliers
  • 1054 Employees
2023 Acquisition of Ingemar Liljenberg AB
2023 Acquisition of Unit-Pump A/S
2023 Acquisition of Lagermetall
2022 Acquisition of Demesne Electrical Sales Limited Ireland
2020 Acquisition of Zoedale Ltd
2019 Acquisition of Cabavo AB and the pumping division of Finisterra AS
2018 Acquisition of ATB Drivtech
2017 Acquisition of  Rauheat
2016 Acquisition of  Sitek-Palvelu
2015 Acquisition of Rydahls, ATC Tape Converting and Scannotec
2014 Acquisition of  Nexa and Scanding
2012 Acquisition of Akkupojat. New logistics centre in Finland
2011 Acquisition of Svenska Batteripoolen, Svenska Helag and Flexitron. Set up in Hungary
2010 New logistics centre in Sweden.  Disposal of Cyncrona
2009 Set up in China
2008 Acquisition of Elektro Elco. Presence established in Slovakia
2007 Acquisition of  Klitsö
2006 Presence established in the Czech Republic
2005 Acquisition of Telfa
2002 Sales declined by 30 %
2001 Telecom crisis
2000 Jörgen Zahlin is appointed as Managing Director. Acquisition of  Ernström Hydraulik
1998 Set up in Poland
1997 OEM and Cyncrona merge. Acquisition of Internordic Bearings
1991 OEM International is formed and becomes the Parent Company
1989 Set up in the UK
1986 First acquisition Industri AB Reflex
1983 Listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Set up in Denmark
1982 Set up in Norway
1981 Set up in Finland
1974 OEM Automatic is set up by the Franzén and Svenberg families