Aritco was founded in a living room outside of Stockholm in 1995. Today, the lift producer resides in a 16.000 m² building where the majority of floor space (12.000 m²) belongs to the factory. Here, nearly 4.000 Swedish-designed elevators are produced each year that are then sold to 40 countries. The rest of the building consists of office space. One of Aritco’s core values is Teamwork, and the company considers it a given that all coworkers, whether they work in production or at a desk, should be under one roof.
We had a chat with Jonas Furu who works as Production Manager. Our conversation covered the importance of team spirit and kinship, the challenges of combining manufacturing and office spaces in one workspace, and the reason why all Aritco employees have at least one mandatory day of working on the factory floor.