The sabbatical before nursing studies turned into 26 years at ESBE. With her positive outlook on life, she accepts the team leader’s challenges.

Josefin Weihed has worked at ESBE since 1997. After studies in health care, she conducted a sabbatical at ESBE before university studies to become a registered nurse. A sabbatical that has lasted for 26 years at the time of writing.



What do you work as at ESBE?

I work as a team leader in two assembly departments, unloading and goods reception together with four other team leaders.

How did you find ESBE?

I grew up in Reftele, so I’ve always known what kind of company ESBE is. A friend’s mother worked at ESBE at the time when I graduated and was looking for a job, and she advised that they were looking for staff. And this is the way it was.

What does a typical working day look like?

No two days are the same. During the working day, I have to make sure that there are things to produce and that they are produced correctly. A lot of work is put into planning orders and who does what based on who is on site that day. In my role, I must ensure that my colleagues are comfortable in their roles and feel secure in what they do.

Is there anything at work that feels challenging right now?

The most challenging thing is to manage to make everything flow at the rate it’s calculated. For many details, there’s a material shortage. When we receive material, production must roll on as quickly as possible. I can see a certain advantage with the material shortage, because our inventory has been able to roll on at a good pace and is ready in good time!



Is there anything you enjoy or look forward to at work? 

I like people and I appreciate the many different kinds of personalities among my work colleagues. It’s exciting that we are all different and it’s a challenge to make everyone work together.

What are your best tips for succeeding and enjoying a long time in a workplace?

To always try to find something positive in everyday life. When things get messy, and when things don’t work as you planned, it’s important to see what has worked. There’s always something positive and that’s what you pick up, remember, and use in your continued work.

Do you have a loving memory from ESBE to share?

A specific memory is hard to come up with, but a lot of ESBE parties where colleagues and their families were invited are memorable because I appreciate getting to know the people I work with more. ESBE has grown and the feeling of having an extra family, an ESBE family, becomes difficult to maintain. This, I miss sometimes.

How would you describe the corporate culture at ESBE?

I would like to describe the company culture as familial. I appreciate the community and the commitment that ESBE puts into both the company and in society. It’s important as we grow that we don’t lose this, and I know that ESBE works to ensure that the positive, family feeling remains.

How has the development at ESBE evolved from the time you started at the company until now? 

The development at ESBE has really changed since I started working here. Currently, there are an estimated three times as many people working here compared to when I started. The factory area is probably more than three times as large, and we produce a lot of new products.

What do you think ESBE’s customers find attractive when they hear about ESBE?

That the company is family-owned, and the products are of good quality.

In what way would you say that ESBE takes great responsibility when it comes to sustainability?

Sustainability is a big topic, it’s about everything from saving electricity to taking care of people and nature. We sort sources in production and we take care of the employees in a good way, to name a few examples. And that our products are developed to use less energy and increase safety in heating systems.

Where do you think ESBE will be in 10 years?

In 10 years I think the company will be even bigger and, if possible, even better – and hopefully still family-owned.

Thank you Josephine!


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