A loyal servantbids farewell

After 35 years at Nynas, Peter Bäcklund has stepped back from the limelight.

Before being appointed Business Area Director of Bitumen Nordic in 2008, he held several senior positions within other parts of Nynas and played an active role in many important change projects.

“But the most enjoyable aspect has still been day-today work in a highly motivated team within Bitumen Nordic,” he says.

Peter believes that the major challenge facing the industry in future is to contribute to sustainable development.

“It’s no longer about keeping up with social development, but about survival in an extremely competitive market.”

But this brings not only threats, but also opportunities.

“I believe that those companies that succeed have a bright future. Despite technical developments, roads will continue to be built and maintained in the future.”

Peter will be keeping an eye on the industry’s transition from a distance. For the time being, he has other priorities after a long, demanding professional career.

“Plans include renovating the holiday home, travelling around the world when the pandemic is over, and trouncing my sons at the odd round of golf,” he concludes.

Projects

Safe work in Surrey

Although a lot of surface dressing work as well as other roadworks were cancelled during the UK lockdown, one Nynas customer, Hazell & Jefferies Ltd of Oxford, were able to convince their clients that they could keep working safely under the tight restrictions.

Noted

A ship loaded with precious cargo

This was not just any old ship – with a cargo capacity of 180,000 cubic metres, it is the biggest oil tanker to have visited Nynäshamn in 30 years.

Safety

Responsibility for our products and their impact

It is an overarching objective for Nynas to minimise the impact of its products on health, safety and the environment. Playing a key role in this work is Product HSE.

Talking point

Talking point: The COVID-19 pandemic

The ongoing pandemic has hit all countries hard, in terms of both health and the economy. But, more specifically, how has the situation affected the road industry?

Noted

The score for quality is lower

Roberto Crotti, World Economic Forum (WEF), on the state of the European road network.

Interview on the link between roads and competitiveness


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