Founded: 1973
CEO: Pehr Oscarsson
Owner: Mekonomen Group
Turnover: 11,5 billion SEK
Number of department stores: 370 stores, 3600 car repair shops connected to a range of workshop concepts

It started with a single spare part for cars: exhaust systems. The year was 1973, and the founders Ingemar Fraim and Leif Möller had the business idea to deliver faster than anyone else. The idea of being the best at service has been around for decades, until today. And the management team of today, led by CEO Pehr Oscarsson, continues to develop and improve the service offering around car repairs and spare parts.

The business is mainly conducted in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Polan under a number of different brands. Mekonomen Group has several private labels, where production takes place in collaboration with over 150 producers from Europe and Asia. Wholesale stocks are the hub in the efficient logistics chain, in Sweden located in Strängäs. Speed continues to be a watchword and now customers can order in a Mekonomen or BliXtra store and have the goods delivered the next day.

Mekonomen has also invested heavily in fast digital services. Since the beginning of the 2000s, Mekonomen's and the company's other well-known spare parts catalogs have been available in digital format. Car owners can go to the website, fill in their registration number, and directly find out which spare parts are available for their particular car. In the same way, it has been made easy to book services or repairs digitally online.

We want to highlight the way that Mekonomen has made service and spare parts trading easier and faster for car owners across the country as an outstanding example of what it takes to succeed as a Manufacturing Retail Hybrid.

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