With the acquisitions of 12 bakeries since 2006 and with an increase of revenue by 128%, Lantmännen Unibake has grown to be the second largest bakery group in Europe.
On 1st November 2017, Lantmännen Unibake’s latest acquisition of the Andersson Bakery was legally and systematically integrated into Lantmännen Unibake Sweden. This baguette bakery in Huddinge, Stockholm, with 30 employees, is now one of three bakeries in Lantmännen Unibake Sweden.
Now just a month after the integration, We’re curious about how the integration of the systems and the employees’ experience so far. We had a quick chat with the site manager, Stellan Medelius and with some of the staff.
Stellan Medelius, Site Manager Lantmännen Unibake, Huddinge:
"A lot has happened in the last month. We have had major changes with the implementation of different systems. This affects our processes and daily work, which means changing procedures that place new demands on employees.
With the implementation, we are now part of a large company with more support from key functions, this is a huge strength.
Of course, we have had many challenges, but overall, I feel that it has been very good and I am pleased with the great commitment and the will that I saw with the employees in this change process. I would like to thank my staff who have been incredibly patient. Huddinge is a well-functioning bakery now, of course, we have the potential to get even better.
We are on track with implementation. As processes and working methods start to settle I look forward to the future. Remember, Rome was not built in one day! "
Bachar Wassouf has been working in the bakery for three years.
"I think it is a big difference to be a part of Lantmännen Unibake. There are many new rules and stamp codes to learn. It is positive and I feel that there is good respect for the staff, for example, if we have questions we get answers and I feel that we will be listened to. I look forward to the future; it can only get better and better."
Lazar Farid has been working at the bakery since 1999 and has only positive things to say about the transfer to Lantmännen Unibake. Of course, it is a new process to learn about all the new systems and so on.
"Something that feels very good is that we get faster help than before, when we ask for it, for example, if a machine is broken, we get help fast. I feel that Lantmännen Unibake has a good employee policy and I think it feels good both now and for the future."
Mikaela Lorenzon works both in the office and in the bakery. She thinks everything is changing as all systems are exchanged.
"Previously I worked with ordering but now I have to do a lot more, which is fun. I take one day at a time and enjoy working. I have been working on the bakery for about 8 years."