Annual Report 2021

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SEK 743.2 million

Net revenue

SEK 30.9 million


15.9 %

Return on equity

0.75 SEK

Dividend per share

Message from the CEO

Strong order intake in the second half of the year

We began the year with a lower order book, which meant that the first half of the year was weak in terms of profit. Demand recovered, however, and after a strong order intake in the second half of the year, we have a good order book to take with us into 2022.

This is Christian Berner

A value-creating technology partner for more than 120 years

Christian Berner is a technology trading company. We help companies facing technical investments to find the right solution. Through decisions close to customers in a decentralised organisation, we help them choose or develop innovative solutions from the global market. We thereby give them the conditions to increase profitability and to conduct a sustainable business.

Materials Technology

Materials Technology

Vibration-damping and noise-reduction materials and engineering plastics.

Process & Environment

Process & Environment

Process equipment and complete technical systems.

4 geographic segments
Revenue per segment 2021
The beginning of the year was marked by the pandemic as the customers waited to place new orders. The trend turned in the second quarter when the order intake increased strongly and the good order intake continued throughout the year.
  • Sweden, 526 SEKM
  • Norway, 130 SEKM
  • Finland, 69 SEKM
  • Denmark, 18 SEKM
5,000 customers
  • The largest customer accounts for 4 per cent of revenue

  • The key customer segments are the pulp and paper industry, engineering industry, construction industry, food industry and petrochemicals and refineries.

200 suppliers

Most are based in Europe, but purchases are also made in other parts of the world.


Strategy for high value creation

Christian Berner’s vision is to create innovative technical solutions for a sustainable society. To achieve the overall strategic goal, profitable and sustainable growth, the company follows a strategy based on clear targets and clear governance to create value for all stakeholders.

  • We create strong customer value
  • We strengthen sustainability
  • We conduct a profitable business
  • Increasing value in the value chain
  • Portfolio optimisation
  • Continuous improvements

Through clear targets and clear governance, we create an operation that is meaningful for customers, suppliers, society and employees, and creates profitable and sustainable growth for our shareholders

Financial targets

Revenue growth EBITA margin Equity ratio Return on equity Dividend
Target >10% 9% 35% 25% 50%
Achievement 2021 6.9% 4.2% 30.7% 15.9% 61.9%

Net revenue and EBITA margin


Active sustainability work

For the Christian Berner Group, sustainability work is an integrated part of the goals and strategies for profitable growth. As a Group, we can contribute long-term value with compliance with sustainability requirements and through our solutions and products.

From natural gas to zero emissions

Circular thinking helped NILAR

Damping of large timber building projects

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