Business Region Göteborg today named its ‘Growth Leader of the Year’: Fredrik Bergström, CEO of Cactus Rail in Mölndal. Cactus was the only company to be nominated in two categories: ‘Growth Company of the Year’ and ‘Growth Leader of the Year’.
Reason for the award: “An accomplished team leader who has demonstrated good leadership qualities and the ability to let his co-workers grow. He has shown enthusiasm and humility to create an attractive workplace and driven his company on to new heights of growth. In a tough industry with demanding requirements he has moved from one to two companies without abandoning his values. And with his strong focus on corporate culture, he is a worthy winner of the ‘Growth Leader of the Year’ prize.”
Cactus Rail develops and supplies traffic management systems to control, optimise and monitor railways in Sweden and the rest of Europe. In November 2015, Cactus Rail won a railway order worth over SEK 100 million to modernise the Swedish railways.
“For me, it is about unleashing and enabling the strength of the team to come through. Stimulating instinct, courage and a spirit of adventure. Recognising creativity. But also hanging in and being close even when it is rainy and cold, far out on the running track,” says Fredrik Bergström, CEO of Cactus Rail.
Cactus delivered its first traffic management system to Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) in the early 1990s. Its customers include both Nordic infrastructure owners and global rail operators. The cactus was our inspiration when we named our company. It lives and thrives in a harsh environment that demands flexibility, development and durability. Just like us and our systems.
Business Region Göteborg AB works to create the conditions for the economy of the whole region by contributing knowledge, contacts and forums for interaction. Business Region Göteborg is responsible for economic development in the City of Gothenburg and represents 13 municipalities in the region.
Lovisa Öhnell, Chair of the Board, Cactus Rail AB, +46 (0)707–97 91 90
Fredrik Bergström CEO, Cactus Rail AB, +46 (0)705–81 61 31
Eva-Lena Albihn, Deputy CEO, Business Region Göteborg, +46 (0)31-367 61 31