12 December 2010
12 December 2010
Oxeon has been acknowledged as the fastest growing company in Sweden 2010 and has been awarded the Gazelle price Supergasell by Swedish financial newspaper Dagens Industri.
The Supergasell is an annual award that recognizes the company that has shown the most exceptional growth and created new employment opportunities. Oxeon develops, produces and markets spread tow carbon reinforcements to composite manufacturers looking for an optimized ultra light reinforcement solution. According to Oxeon, growth from 2006-2009 was over 3000%.
Oxeon co-founders Dr. Nandan Khokar, Andreas Martsman and Fredrik Winberg received the prize at the Supergasell gala in Stockholm the 29th of November. Andreas Martsman, Vice President and head of business development, said that: We are very proud of winning this award and we would like to thank everybody that has helped Oxeon throughout the years. This is a great proof that we have got a lot of things right during these initial years, and now we have to work hard to continue to grow.
Oxeons products include TeXtreme spread tow fabric and TeXero spread tow tapes that are used for reducing weight and improving mechanical performance on composite products. TeXtreme is used many Formula 1 teams, in aerospace, and in many sports & leisure applications such as ice hockey sticks and surf boards.
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