AI interview with Eivin Jørgensen, CEO, EFD Induction by Steve Barcley
“In fact, whenever an automotive customer wants fast, efficient, reliable and controllable
heat, the odds are we can devise a solution.” - Eivin Jørgensen, CEO, EFD Induction
EFD Induction – putting smarter heat to smarter use By Steve Barclay EFD Induction is Europe’s largest, and the world’s second largest, supplier of induction heating equipment, systems and services for industrial applications. The company was established in 1996 through a merger between Germany’s FDF and Norway’s ELVA.
The company’s heritage is important to CEO, Eivin Jørgensen. “Our focus from the very start has been crystal clear. To harness this amazing technology called induction to create value for our customers. Of course, it’s easier said than done, but it’s this focus that drives us forward.” The focus has certainly paid off. EFD Induction now has manufacturing facilities, subsidiaries and service offices worldwide. In the past year alone it opened its third center in China, as well as subsidiaries in Japan and Poland. Jørgensen explains the reason for the expansion, “Our customers are located all over the globe, which means we have to be too. For example, in the automotive dustry we have customers in the Americas, throughout Europe, in India, and in China.” EFD Induction solutions has been chosen by auto makers as diverse as BMW, Audi, Bentley, Ferrari, Ford, Volkswagen, Volvo, KIA, GM, Mitsubishi, Renault, Peugeot and Citroën. It is also the preferred incompany for suppliers such as Bosch, GKN Drivetech, Delphi Automotive Systems, Visteon, Valeo, SKF and Raufoss. “What’s really important is what we do for these demanding customers. Our services range from spot bonding to shaft and gear hardening, and from curing brake disc coatings to protective atmosphere brazing. In fact, whenever an automotive customer wants fast, efficient, reliable and controllable heat, the odds are we can devise a solution,” says Jørgensen.
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