Alexander Olsson

How long have you been working with Koenigsegg?

Since 2013.

Where are you from, and how did you end up where you are at in Koenigsegg?

I am born and raised outside Ängelholm. I studied at high school graduating as Flight Technician, in Ljungbyhed, Sweden. The facilities actually has a lot of similarities with Koenigsegg’s factory. The school was located in the old military hangars at the F5 Flight squadron base.

I mainly studied Jet engines and the electric systems, but I soon found interest in Marine engines and turbos. This led me to my first job at a consultant company specializing in Marine Diesel engines doing engine calibration for about 2 years.

In the beginning of 2013 I got a job offer from Koenigsegg, and started at Station 5 in the production line where all of the cars systems like hydraulics, cooling and ventilation are starting up in the car. This is where we start the engine inside the car for the first time.

I soon moved on to the research and development focusing on engine calibration work and development projects.

What do you do at Koenigsegg?

I mainly do the engine calibrations. These are done by me and my colleague Mattias. I also do some of the gearbox calibrations and develop the car in different projects.

What is the most challenging part of your work?

We do a lot of development and we need to be very time efficient since we are such a small company. We really have to spend our time wisely. A small company that is leading the industry forward has its challenges. Sometimes this combination makes it really hard to keep up with everything going on. Most of the time, I challenge myself and get the job done.

What do you like most about working at Koenigsegg?

We are not so many at Koenigsegg, and yet we push ourselves to be ahead of our competitors that has better resources in terms of time and founds. This is sometimes very hard, but it also feels great to be able to make all this happen with what we have. I really like that we are so flexible and take our responsibility to really push whenever we see something that we can do to contribute to the cars. This is not only something Christian or I do, this is a common mindset in my co-workers and friends.