Our employees

At the office

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VBN Components employee Johan Backström

Johan Bäckström



VBN components employee Ulrik Beste

Ulrik Beste

Chief Technical Officer, PhD Materials Science and Tribology

VBN Components employee Isabelle Boden

Isabelle Bodén

Customer relations


VBN Components employee Julia

Julia Sjöström

Technical Sales Engineer

VBN Components employee Beatrice Woolford

Beatrice Woolford

ERP Manager and Administrator

Saad Khalid

Mechanical Engineer

VBN Components employee Tofazzal

Tofazzal Hussein

Process Technician

Chairman of the board

Ulf Melin

Ulf Melin

Chairman of the Board
Former CEO Erasteel

Advisory Board

VBN Components’ Advisory Board brings together great industrial and management expertise.

Lars-Olof Gustavsson

Lars-Olof Gustavsson

COB Scania Growth Capital, COB Four Seasons Venture Capital AB

Per-Olof Eriksson

Former CEO Sandvik AB, Former CEO SECO Tools AB

Anders Holmström

Anders Holmström

Sr. Advisor at KTH Executive School

The story of VBN Components

VBN Components was created because the founders of the company envisioned a new way to produce very hard alloys. Asmaterials specialists in the cemented carbide and steel business, they began thinking about the limitations of steel production at the time, and asked themselves this:

– Why could you not just choose the most adapted and wear resistantmaterial for the product in mind?

– Why did you always have to limit yourself to a material that was easy enough to process?

They decided to find ways to work around the barriers of machining in traditional steel production and began exploring the possibilities of 3D printing. In 2008 VBN Components was founded with the strive to develop new materials, and an intensive period of testing and experimenting began. The hard efforts were rewarded in 2013 with the SKAPA development award in memory of Alfred Nobel -Sweden’s greatest innovation prize. A year later production was set up in Uppsala and product development has continued since. Today we like to call our business “Sweden’s most modern steel plant”. The Prime Minister of Sweden himself once referred to us in a public speech, to illustrate that the innovative future so many of us dream about is, in fact, already here.