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Bona AB receives the Export Hermes 2014 award

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Bona AB, world and innovation leader within wood floor renovation and maintenance, has received the prestigious Export Hermes 2014 Award. The Award was handed by H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria at the World Trade Day at Grand Hôtel Stockholm on August 28th. The award is presented by the Swedish Fund for Export Development, and awarded companies with notable export success.

Bona received the award for its long-term commitment within innovative and sustainable products which have contributed to the growth of the company – today Bona is present in more than 100 countries through subsidiaries and distributors.

Bona’s complete range of environmentally sound products to install, renovate and maintain a wooden floor is used by professional craftsmen throughout the world. The Foundation´s statement: “Bona has, with both feet on the floor, persistently and with longterm commitment built a successful international company with a modern environmental profile ”.

– We are very proud and honored to receive this award! It is very pleasing that the hard work that we have put into our product development, marketing activities and, not least, internal communication have proven to be successful! Already in 1979 Bona was pioneers in waterborne finishes and today, thanks to our long-term ownership and our passion for wooden floors, we are innovation and market leaders within the waterborne segment. 98 % of Bona’s sales are outside Sweden thanks to our subsidiaries and distributors that are doing a fantastic job. Last year this resulted in all time high both in sales and profitability. In future we will continue to focus on innovation and sustainability, but also to grow our sales and brand awareness among consumers, tells Kerstin Lindell, President and CEO at Bona.

About Bona

Bona AB is a family-owned company founded in 1919. With its headquarters in Sweden, Bona is now present in 100 different countries all over the world through subsidiaries and distributors. The Bona group employs about 500 worldwide and the turnover in 2014 was app. SEK 1,5 billion. With the mission to bring out the best in wooden floors, Bona offers products for the installation, maintenance and renovation of wooden floors as well as UV coatings to leading international producers of wooden floors. Bona has production on three continents, where the factory in Malmö produce waterborne finishes and UV-finishes. Bona’s production facility in Germany produces adhesives, and in the USA Bona produces maintenance products. Since 2007 Bona also produces UV finishes in China for the Asian market.

About Export Hermes

The Export Hermes Award has been presented each year since 1981 to Swedish companies that have shown successful export growth. The Export Hermes Award is presented to Swedish companies that have accomplished remarkable export achievements, thereby helping to put Sweden on the map.

The award is presented by the Swedish Fund for Export Development, which works to encourage Swedish enterprise to make greater export efforts.

For more information:

Kerstin Lindell, President and CEO at Bona. Tel: +46 40-38 73 73. Mail: kerstin.lindell@bona.com