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21 April 2020
Henrik Redigerad

OilQuick has won three awards:
• Sweden's Best Industrial company 2020.
• One of Sweden's Best Workplaces 2020.
• Malin Lindqvist, HR manager at OilQuick, awarded HR Personality of the Year in Sweden.

The awards were made by the Great Place To Work organisation, which carries out the world's largest workplace study and awards quality awards to the very best in more than 50 countries around the world.

Being awarded Sweden's Best Industrial company 2020 means a lot to OilQuick.
Henrik Sonerud, OilQuick's CEO:
"It is proof that what we are doing produces results. We have now developed a company culture that has created even happier employees. We place great emphasis on showing appreciation to employees and invest heavily in benefits and group activities. The aim is to give back to staff and to create community, security and happiness, both in the workplace and outside. We believe that fairness creates well-being, greater commitment and narrows gaps. With us, everyone is equally valuable and equally important to the organisation, regardless of their position. This prize really proves that what I keep saying is actually true"If employees feel good then they perform well, this in turn leads to the company doing well!”

Number 15 on the list of Sweden's Best Workplaces 2020
Henrik continues:
"In 2019 we were placed 25th on the list of Sweden's Best Workplaces according to Great Place To Work. This year we have climbed to 15th place. Being selected as one of Sweden's 25 best medium-sized workplaces is the result of long and intensive work which the employees have been heavily involved with and where the company prioritised evaluating employees' needs and desires. OilQuick's philosophy is that it is more cost effective and much more fun to work proactively with a satisfied and happy staff.
Being certified as a Great Place to Work is visible proof that the organisation is perceived as a great workplace by the employees.

To get on the list of Sweden's Best Workplaces one first has to obtain Great Place to Work® certification. It is a difficult process with incredibly high demands on the business and every employee gets to have their say via an anonymous survey. Of all the companies who receive certification, only the 25 best results of the cultural evaluation and the employee survey can call themselves Sweden's Best Workplaces 2020.
OilQuick was ranked 15th on the list of Sweden's Best Workplaces 2020 in the class of medium-sized companies of 50-250 employees.

OilQuick's HR manager Malin Lindqvist, - HR Personality of the Year in Sweden.
Malin Lindqvist has been awarded the title of HR Personality of the Year. Malin was born and raised in Hudiksvall and has held the position of HR manager at OilQuick for 6 years.

Henrik comments on Malin's achievement:
"We are obviously incredibly proud to have someone as competent and committed as Malin in our team. Her ideas and her driving force have created the commitment and excellent fellowship that prevails among our employees. Our employees are really fantastic and step up in every situation. Without Malin we would not be where we are today. From a business owner's point of view, we are very happy and extremely proud of her award, she is very deserving of being named Sweden's HR personality 2020".

Congratulations Malin! You have won the title of HR personality of the Year. How does it feel?
"It feels absolutely fantastic! I don't really know if it has sunk in yet, but I'm incredibly happy and above all, very proud. It feels even better to be nominated by your own employees. It shows that we are working in the right way and that our staff appreciate my and OilQuick's work, which means a lot to me".

You work at OilQuick, what is the best thing about your workplace?
"All the employees and our owner family. We have an owner family that wants to invest in their staff, that understands their value and that understands that committed employees produce good results for the company. It is easy to be a good HR manager in a company with a CEO who understands the value of investing in staff. We have a great community and a lot of fun together, both on and off the job. We have an open-minded and relaxed atmosphere and there is always a lot of joy and laughter. I am also very happy that we have grateful employees who appreciate everything we do for them.
I get the opportunity to work with “couplers and huggers” and am proud that I have been involved in creating the fine brand of employer that exists today. We would not be where we are today without our fantastic employees. I am very proud of all our staff and OilQuick's current position as a company".

This year's winners and the complete list were announced at a webcast gala on the 21st April 2020. The gala and the complete list can be seen in their entirety at greatplacetowork.se