A&D holiday message 2019 - to our unsung heroes
As the 2010s draw to a close, we would like to reflect on the time passed and look to the decade ahead. This holiday season, we would like to pay special tribute to the great employees of the A&D investee companies.
You are our hero. Our protector. Our champion in the field. You go to work. You make things work. At home. At the office. We depend on you.
At Alfvén & Didrikson, our family of companies now employ some 1,200 heroes. And we have only just started. This holiday period, we would like to extend to you why we go to work and invite you to share our dream in creating a force for good:
- We experience immense joy together: In our team at A&D, we are a start-up just like you. We face problems and challenges every day, just like you. And in all this, we always try to experience joy. We want to be playful and fun and to create an atmosphere that can handle just about anything.
- Our work is profoundly meaningful to us: When we tell our friends and families about our activities, we are deeply proud. We know that we contribute to making life better for a lot of people. We take a moment to be grateful for having been handed this great opportunity.
- Our work is deeply rewarding: When we work for the long term, ignoring the rapid swings of sentiment in the market, investing in sound businesses with great growth potential, then we know this will pay off.
When we started working, some 10 years ago, most of the companies in the current A&D-family did not yet exist. And now look what you have done. You have mixed a spirit of innovation with a deep sense of responsibility and energetic execution. You have created solutions for customers that nobody could ever have dreamt of. There are no limits to what you can achieve in the next 10 years.
In everything we do, every meeting we take, every krona we invest, we hope that we can earn your trust. Ultimately this is what keeps us alive. We know we don't thank you enough. Without you, we would amount to nothing. Thank you.