Paddle courts, golf games, excursions on his motorcycle are leisure activities that catch 25-year-old Viktor Bengtsson´s attention during his free time.

Meet Viktor Bengtsson – and his Degree Project at ESBE 

At LTH, the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, this young man from Småland’s focus is on something entirely different, namely his engineering education with a focus on power electronic technology with automation. His assignment at ESBE dealt with that in particular, automation. We asked Viktor a few questions – to see how he experienced his working relationship with ESBE.

Viktor first became aware of ESBE way back, when he worked at the company for almost a year right after graduating senior high school. So this is an old “new workplace” he is in.




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Is that why you wanted to do your degree project at ESBE?

Not exactly, although my previous experience did play a role of course. I really like ESBE a lot. Via a recruitment company, I saw that they were looking for a production technician with a focus on automation. This led me to go to ESBE’s website and make a spontaneous application to do my degree project with them. 


Sounds super cool; it obviously worked out well! How did you experience the work?

I think everything worked out quite well. I have basically been given the trust to direct my work wide latitude without restrictions when it comes to the project. My assignment concerns automating the production of the SLB valve, Superflow. 

To describe it in more detail, ESBE wants an automation solution that will increase capacity and at the same time be future proof if new variants of the type of valve are added. My task is to create, to the best of my ability, an automated and efficient production process to manufacture the Superflow valves.

ESBE is a market leader, how would you say that this is shown?

This is reflected primarily in the constant efforts to improve both its products and the projects planned to improve the manufacturing process.

And to conclude for now.

What do you think the world will look like in 10 years?

In 10 years? Yea; that’s hard to say. It’s not something I’m thinking about right now or making an attempt to predict, but I’m very impressed with how rapidly developments are occurring and how things have progressed in recent years. If you just compare the “supercomputer” used in 1969 to send Apollo 11 up to the moon, it has about 100,000 times less computing power than the smartphone I carry in my pocket every day.