Hugo

How long have you been working for Koenigsegg?

I started here at the beginning of 2016.

 


Where are you from and how did you end up here at Koenigsegg?

I come from a small village called Bjärnum, in north-central Skåne.

I was studying composites at a college in Varberg.  I've always enjoyed building things and I wanted to work at the craftsman level.  Composites are the material of the future so that's why I chose this field. I wasn't really sure what industry I wanted to work in when I started school but as soon as I saw what was happening at Koenigsegg, I was hooked.

I arrived here as part of an internship program organised by my college and I've been here ever since.

 


What do you do at the company?

When I first started here, I was working in composite parts production, making some of the smaller carbonfibre parts that are used on the car.  I'm a very detail-oriented person so the high expectations we place on part quality suits the way I work.  I've also worked in chassis construction, learning how to work with larger carbonfibre pieces to build our super-strong, lightweight chassis.

Right now, I'm working on developing the processes we use to produce carbon parts.  I'm documenting all of these processes so that our Composites team has consistent guidelines to follow.  The end result will be improved efficiency and quality, and better guidelines for a consistent approach to quality control.

 


What are the most challenging and the most rewarding parts of your work?

Challenge and reward are two sides of the same coin for me.  The high standards we apply at Koenigsegg are a constant challenge.  Meeting those high standards and seeing 'my' parts on a finished car are a wonderful reward.

Now that I've moved into more of a supporting role, working with the whole team, the reward is seeing the team do good work.

 


What do you like most about working at Koenigsegg?

The people.

I love working with a team that values high quality results.  I love it when we see finished cars full of the parts we've produced.  It's really exciting to see those cars roll out of the factory.

This year, I had the chance to visit the Geneva Motor Show with a small group of colleagues.  We were on the Koenigsegg stand, which is fenced off from the public walking the show floor.  We decided to invite some people from the public on to the stand and give them a personal tour around the cars on display, talking to them about the work we do back at the factory as they looked at the car.  The people loved it.  It was great to feel their enthusiasm as they got a close-up look at the car and asked their questions about how it was made.

There are few companies in the world that can inspire that sort of reaction in people.  I'm very proud to work for one of them.