About CarlGustav

Supplier of prefabricated steel structures

We deliver competitively priced steel structures for both large- and small projects. The steel we deliver is of the highest quality and produced in accordance with existing standards with a focus on sustainability.

 

We assemble steel, concrete and wood structures with focus on quality, safety and sustainability 

With experience from both small – and large complex projects in Sweden and Norway our talented fitters can handle your project regardless of shape and size. We offer a complete engagement, this means that we assemble both steel and concrete for greater cost efficency. We place the clients’ interests at the forefront and deliver the complete structure safely, well documented and in accordance with ruling norms. Operational progress and HSE guide our work, we work daily on finding the right balance between HSE and operational progress in order to be a long term and competitive partner for our clients and our personnel.

 

Experienced project management 

Our extensive construction experience allows us to find cost effective solutions for each individual project and to ensure that the project is finished in time, without complications.

 

Quality management, a vital part of our operations.

Quality control is continuously performed through our in house developed Sharepoint based quality management system. Field workers document their work with smartphones and reports of the documented work are thereafter created in the desired format. Our International Welding Engineer (IWE) ensures that all welds are performed with good quality and in accordance with standards.

Our history

Great efforts are directed towards handling the project ASKO in Norway where up to four teams are working at the same time. We are also working with our main client in Norway under the collaboration agreement that was signed in 2017, a collaboration that we feel is working very well.

Two large projects with a combined area of around 45 000 m2 begin in Sweden. We establish an office in Karlstad, employ an additional project manager and a quality coordinator. In several of our projects in 2019 we occupy the role of total subcontractor prefabricated structures, a shift from our standard role as subcontractor and something we have aimed for.

The company consolidates in both Norway and Sweden. We maintain our turnover from the previous year in Norway constructing around 25 projects with an estimate combined size of 140 000 m2 hollow-core slabs. We also maintain all employees from the previous year with a total of 60 active workers, 45 of those being employees. We sign a contract for our largest project to date starting 2019 where we will erect a structure consisting of approximately 2000 metric tonnes of steel.

The turnover and number of employees in Sweden increases slightly, and we employ two additional project managers to meet the increased demand of this service. Our order reserve for the next year amounts to around 24 million.

Our order reserve is yet again at an all time high with an estimated value of 65 million. We venture deeper into hydropower and employ two experienced hydropower turbine installers and enter into a long term collaboration agreement with one of our main clients in Norway.

We begin an effort of organizing the company in accordance with ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and construct our first projects exceeding 10 000 m2 in Sweden. The estimated turnover is around 20 million in Sweden and 60 millon in Norway.

The construction sector is booming and our order reserve is at an all time high. We start collaborating with Kynningsrud Prefab AB and assist in erecting Mölndal Galleria. Our turnover in Sweden increases from 1,5 million to 9 million, in Norway our turnover is around 48 million.  Due to our expansion i Sweden our total number of employees have increased to 41.

We reorganize and recruit an operational manager to lead our expansion in Sweden, in addition to our construction services we now also offer project management.

The number of orders we recieve have increased and our geographical presence is improved when we are contracted by Skanska to construct a building in Karlstad, Sweden. Through the recruitment of several key employees we are able to branch out to also offer hydropower maintenance.

We now employ a total of 26 people and concrete pumping is now a part of the organisation through the company SmartPump AS.

The company thrives, we employ several important people to bolster our construction managment team and we are now at a total of 16 employees. During the year we construct multiple projects with sizes exceeding 10 000 m2 and we collaborate with Contiga AB on our first project in Sweden.

The company grows to ten employees and we get our first contracts where we run operations ourselves. The sale of quality management systems end and the system is adapted to encompass a larger part of the company’s various operations. During this year we construct a new warehouse for Bama in Alnabru, Oslo along with several other smaller projects.

 

The company grows and we now have four employees, we offer solutions for quality management and assembly of prefabricated structures. During this year we assist in the construction of three large projects in Norway where Gustav and Carl-Johan fill the positions of construction supervisors.

CarlGustav Solutions is established by Gustav Berglund and Carl-Johan Sahlström. The basic idea for the company at this stage is to develop a system for streamlined quality management. A simple web page is created to showcase our ideas and an IT company is contacted to help us realize our vision: a modern solution for quality management and construction deviations.

In conjunction with the development of our quality management system we are also hired by Contiga AS to help with construction on DNB Bygg B located in the Opera area of Oslo, our first project.

Our keywords

Health and Safety

Our aim is to never let work affect the health and safety of our employees, the health and well being of the individual is always our primary focus. Construction is sometimes a chaotic environment where new situations arise on a regular basis which demand focus from our employees in order to maintain a safe and healthy work environment. We work continuously with saftey analysis and safety routines in order to prepare our personnel for the work so that they are better able to identify risk filled situations and reduce the likelihood of accidents.

Our work environment policy clarifies what we deem important to achieve a safe and sustainable workplace. To succeed in our work with health and safety we feel the most important measure is to inform employees and partners of possible risks in order to achieve a coherent vison regarding risk for everyone involved in the construction process. We believe that this is accomplished through education, clear communication and a continuous dialog regarding risk analysis, earlier incidents and safety routines.

Quality

CarlGustav Solutions was founded on the idea that quality- and deviation management at the time was outdated and should be streamlined and digitalized. This basic idea led to the development of a quality management app that could be used for both in field documentation and final documentation. The fact of the matter is that quality has been a cornerstone of the organisation since its founding and continues to be so today. Our high requirements for quality along with our skillful empoyees and well developed system for quality management allows for continuous quality control with complete traceability.

Our policy for quality guide our basic values regarding this aspect of the process. We will be a trailblazer in the industry that continuously surpasses our clients’ expectaions. In order to achieve this vision it requires that all collaborators take responsibility, that we maintain focus on the client and that we deliver a well built product in time.

 

Sustainability

The goal is that our commitments should have the least possible negative impact on the environment and we should always strive to find a balance between environment and economy in our operations. To achieve this goal we work in accordance with ISO 14001 to understand how to best manage procedures, choice of materials and waste sorting.

We always adhere to project specific demands regarding sustainability and the environment and we encourage dialog with the client regarding these questions to better guide our production from an environamental standpoint.