Watch: Meet the CEO – Poul Elvstrøm, ITW GSE

The year 2024 marks the 100th anniversary of ITW GSE. Poul Elvstrøm, Vice President & General Manager talks to the Editor on reaching this impressive milestone.

The journey all started thanks to one ingenious man, Axel Åkerman, who set up his electrical company in 1924 that he named after himself. The family business grew over the decades, with people always at the heart of its success. It was later rebranded AXA Power before being acquired by US giant Illinois Tool Works (ITW) in 2000. 

Elvstrøm shares the reasons behind the company's success over 100 years: innovation, high-quality products and focus on the quality of life of its team members.

"It continues to be super exciting, it is an industry in growth and where innovation continues to play an important role. It's an industry where you have the opportunity to work closely with your customers, learn about their pain points, see how you can help them to be better in what they're doing, and most of all, I am part of a wonderful team," he said.

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