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Permascand is rearranging its management structure

Technology company Permascand will introduce a new role in technology and market development, titled as “Chief Technology Officer”, to be filled by the current CEO and partner Fredrik Herlitz on June 1st. At the same time, the company’s current CFO and shareholder Peter Lundström takes over the CEO role. The purpose of the rotation is to further increase growth and strengthen the company’s international competitiveness.

Under Fredrik Herlitz’s 7,5 years Permascand has successfully completed a series of major investments and changes in order to meet the market’s increased demands for quality and specialist competences within Permascand’s business areas of Electrochemical Process Engineering and Water Treatment Systems. Fredrik Herlitz will take on the new role of CTO in the company as of the 1st June.

“We need to continue to create growth as well as develop new technologies and our customer base. There continues to be a strong need to focus on streamlining the supply chain. I have my greatest interest and my strongest skills in technology, commercialization and market development. Therefore, I have requested from the Board that I be allowed to take on a more operational and supportive role in these areas in the future, becoming the Chief Technology Officer feels stimulating”, says Fredrik Herlitz.

The new CEO is to be Peter Lundström who has been CFO at Permascand in the past year. Peter also has a long experience from international companies in the technology sector.

“We have a strong platform with competent employees and recognized technology, but need to better take advantage of our opportunities and ensure long-term competitiveness. I look forward to taking on the role of CEO and continuing the work for our long term success. Now there is a basic strategy in Permascand which means that we will fully focus on our core competence in electrochemical coatings, electrodes and cells”, says Peter Lundström.

For more information:

Fredrik Herlitz, CEO, elected CTO, Permascand AB
Mobile: 070-265 56 00. E-mail:

Peter Lundström, CFO, elected CEO, Permascand AB Mobile: 073-028 14 76. E-mail:

Permascand AB is a portfolio company within Norvestor VII L.P. which works mainly in the areas of Electrochemical Process Engineering and Water Treatment Systems. Headquarters and production are located in Ljungaverk in the Ånge municipality and today the company has about 110 employees. More than 95 percent of the products are delivered to markets outside Sweden, mainly Europe and South America.

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Permascand Expanding in North America

As part of our strategic international growth, Permascand AB of Sweden is very excited to announce the establishment of our Canadian subsidiary company, Permascand Canada Limited, to better serve our customers in the chloralkali, sodium chlorate, and water treatment industries in North America.

Our new Sales & Customer Support Office is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver at 1500 West Georgia Street, near the entrance to Stanley Park. Our office is staffed by Santokh Baht, Director, NA Operations and Phil Benson, Project Manager, Electrochemical Systems. Santokh has more than 25 years experience in sales, business development, project management, and support of chloralkali, sodium chlorate, chlorine dioxide, and electrochlorination plants worldwide, including design and manufacture of electrolyzers and anode coatings. Phil comes to us with over 20 years experience with chloralkali and chlorine dioxide project engineering and management including chlorate cell manufacture, supply of membrane-based sulphate removal systems, and fabrication of exotic metals.

Fredrik Herlitz, CEO Permascand AB states “North America is of strategic importance for us and we are proud to bring over 45 years of technology experience, and know-how in anode coating, cell manufacture, cell refurbishment, and fabrication of specialty titanium products to serve our valued customers with the full support of our technical specialists and world-class manufacturing facilities in Ljungaverk, Sweden.


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Permascand opens a North American Sales and Customer Support office in Vancouver, Canada

Permascand AB is fully committed to serving our growing electrochemical customer base by expanding our geographic reach into the Americas and Asia. Fredrik Herlitz, Managing Director of Permascand AB is pleased to announce the opening of our new rep office located in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.

The new Vancouver rep office is served by Mr. Santokh Baht, who has recently joined Permascand AB as Business Development Consultant. Santokh has over 26 years experience in electrochemical projects worldwide including design, electrolyzers, project management, and sales/marketing. He held several positions during his 19 years with Chemetics in Vancouver and Singapore (chloralkali, sodium chlorate, and chlorine dioxide) and 2 years as Product Manager for electrochlorination at Evoqua Water Technologies in New Jersey (formerly Siemens Water Technologies). Most recently, Santokh was co-founder of a Singapore-based start-up company specializing in seawater hypochlorite units for the power and oil & gas markets in SE Asia. Santokh holds a BASc in mechanical engineering from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and is a registered professional engineer in Canada.

Santokh is very excited to be working with our customers in not just North America but on a global scale. Please feel free to contact Santokh at Email: or cell/mobile: +1-604-649-7333.

Permascand is one of the leading producers of electrodes and electrochemical equipment serving the chlor-alkali and sodium chlorate industry. Permascand is also a supplier of advanced equipment for the Offshore/Subsea market and a system supplier for the Water Treatment market with its own product line. With its headquarter and manufacturing site in Ljungaverk, Sweden, Permascand AB employs more than 130 dedicated professionals supplying innovative, high-quality, world-class products and services for over 40 years. Permascand has also a sales office in Bergen, Norway targeting its off-shore industry.

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Permascand acquires water treatment technology

Engineering company Permascand acquires SaltClean’s technology for water treatment. The transaction is a strategic technology acquisition consistent with Permascand’s focus on international growth within the water treatment business segment.

The acquisition of SaltClean’s technology makes Permascand a significant system supplier within water treatment. Permascand now plans to further develop the technology and broaden the existing Scandinavian distributor network to cover more export markets where there is high demand for water treatment systems. Production and stocks will be located at Permascand in Ljungaverk, Sweden.

“I see this as a highly successful business development where we have expanded our organisation’s business operations at the same time as securing parts of SaltClean’s leading competence in this area. The acquisition means that we can now start to further develop these technologies for the marine and offshore sectors”, says Lars Nyman, Business Development Manager at Permascand AB.

The technology using electrolytic chlorination developed by SaltClean is used in municipal water treatment plants and for cleaning the water in swimming pools and water parks using an electrochemical reaction which produces hypochlorite, thus ensuring a clean, safe and easy-to-handle process.

“Strategically complementing Permascand’s portfolio with SaltClean’s technology is one of a number of efforts we are making to grow within our water treatment business area,” says Fredrik Herlitz, Managing Director of Permascand AB.

For more information:
Fredrik Herlitz, Managing Director, Permascand AB
Mobile: +46 702 65 56 00. e-mail:
Lars Nyman, Business Development Manager, Permascand AB
Mobile: +46 706 68 56 05. e-mail:


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Permascand Opens New Sales Office in Bergen, Norway

Permascand is strengthening its competitiveness by opening a new sales office in Bergen as of June 6th  in its commitment to better service its customers in the offshore market segment. The company, which will focus even more on the Subsea segment has high hopes for the development of the Norwegian offshore market to which the company supplies components and customized solutions.

Eirik Nötsund and Tomas Crespo

Our new sales office, which is located in Solheimsgaten 9, 5058 Bergen is staffed by Mr Eirik Nötsund (Sales Manager) and Mr Tomas Crespo (Sales Manager Subsea)

Mr Nötsund has an extensive experience through working for two well-known international companies with headquarters in Bergen. He first started as Sales Engineer for Frank Mohn AS a leading supplier of pumping systems for the offshore and maritime sector, and more recently as Area Sales Manager for TTS Ships Equipment a supplier of cargo handling equipment. He holds a Bacherlor degree in Nautical Science from the University of Haugesund and a Master of Science in Shipping and Logistics from Solent University in Southampton.

Mr Crespo has an extensive experience in international business development (EMEA, LATAM & U.S.) Tomas has over the years in the oil and gas industry developed his main focus of work in creating real and long lasting value for the customers. Tomas is a Spanish citizen and holds a joint degree B.A. Honors from Stirling University, Scotland.

Jan-Olof Strömberg, Marketing Director, Permascand , commented, “The new Sales Office in Bergen is an important step in Permascand’s continuing growth in the offshore segment and as a world class subsea equipment manufacturer. This new Bergen Office will further enhance our ability to support our customers in the development of the subsea market in the Norwegian Shelf. As a company, we go where our customers need us. This new Bergen Sales Office is just another example of Permascand’s positioning our business close to our customers.

For further information:
Jan-Olof Strömberg, Marketing Director, phone +46 691 356 00, mobile no +46 680 02 23

Permascand’s new logo

Times are changing…

One visible result from the buyout from our former owners is our new company profile including logo, web page, IT and more.
We are proud to present our new, updated logotype which marks a new era in the company and which you hopefully will come across frequently in the future.
Still the same skilled staffing, workshops and same objective – to put our customers need first.

We will do our best to keep the transition as smooth as possible and in meantime if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!
You will find our contacts through our staff page.
Please observe that our e-mail addresses are changed to

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