In the autumn, Niklas Åström steps in as the new CEO of Arevo. Niklas most recently comes from Ålö where he has worked in several leading positions for 18 years, the last five years as CEO. When the opportunity to take Arevo out into the world arose, it was irresistible.
– Arevo is a company with great potential. We have a completely unique technology that is both scientifically proven and thoroughly field-tested. Now I look forward to driving the development of our offer so that more landowners, growers and farmers worldwide can improve growth and reduce climate footprint with the help of Arevo’s products, says Niklas.
Niklas has been a board member at Arevo since 2019 and is well acquainted with the business.
– Niklas is a real dream signing. He knows the company, has the necessary experience and also shares our vision of contributing to sustainable crop cultivation, says Arevo’s chairman, Martin Gunhaga.
Niklas takes over as CEO from September 1.
30 March, 2023
In March, Arevos R&D-team received new talent. Anna Brännström is a horticulturist with extensive experience in cultivation, both for research and commercial gardening. Anna comes most recently from a position as a gardener at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
What made you interested in Arevo?
– I found the work as a horticulturist to be exciting and developing. Varied tasks and the opportunity to work close to research appealed to me and I was also motivated to be part of Arevo’s exciting future.
What is your first impression of the company?
– Nice and welcoming atmosphere. Professional and knowledgeable employees who are passionate about developing the company.
What are you most looking forward to working on?
– I look forward to contributing to Arevo’s development with my knowledge and experience in gardening and cultivation.
20 February, 2023
We have the pleasure of welcoming our newest employee, Johan Moritz, who as of February is the new sales manager at Arevo. Johan comes most recently from a position as a timber buyer at Holmen Skog and brings with him extensive experience from leading positions in sales.
Why did you choose to come to Arevo? – Arevo is at an exciting stage in its development and has a fantastic product with many opportunities in several different markets, which feels very inspiring. Based on my experiences from sales and forestry, I want to contribute to shaping and developing Arevo’s sales and customer contacts in the future, which feels like an interesting challenge.
What is your first impression of the company? – Incredibly knowledgeable and driven staff who are passionate about developing Arevo. A well organized company with happy and welcoming employees.
What are you most looking forward to working on? – I look forward to working closely with our customers and partners to increase the value of their businesses and to develop Arevo’s offering. But also to find ways into new markets and business areas.
Johan lives in Umeå with his wife, two teenage children and a dog. Free time is often spent on outdoor activities in a mountain environment or practicing sports, and Johan is an enthusiastic winter sportsman who, among other things, has raced both the Vasaloppet and Marcialonga.
A warm welcome to Arevo!
11 October, 2022
Meet our new new Quality Manager, Emelie Nordlinder. Emelie most recently comes from SCA Obbola and a role as a laboratory engineer with quality responsibility for accredited operations and sustainability reporting. Alongside her professional career, Emelie also has a successful career as a floorball player and has, among other things, won gold in the Swedish Championships with IKSU.
Who is Emelie? – I have a master’s degree in biotechnology, with a focus on plant biotechnology, and started working at Nordic Biomarker as a laboratory engineer after graduating in 2016. Since 2019, I have worked at SCA Obbola as a laboratory engineer where I was, among other things, quality manager for the accredited business and responsible for internal and external environmental reporting. I live with my partner, three children and dog in a house outside Holmsund. I like to spend my free time with my family or out on the running track.
Why did you choose to come to Arevo? – Arevo is a company with big visions for the future and it feels good to be part of the development we are facing. In addition, the role of quality manager fits like a glove with my education in plant biotechnology and my previous experience in industry. It is also a big plus to be able to influence the tasks yourself with as much freedom and flexibility as is possible at Arevo.
What is your first impression of the company? – Professional and knowledgeable. There is a lot going on. It is bubbling and many different activities are in the making in different parts of the company, which feels fun.
What are you most looking forward to in your role? – I look forward to continuing development of the quality system, which is a guarantee that our customers can be sure that they get the same high quality every time. I come from an education with a strong focus on research, so I also look forward to contributing to Arevo’s research and development work. I hope to be able to contribute with my experience from the industry and how we have worked with process and quality issues.
A warm welcome to Arevo, Emelie!
Successful first encounter with the brightest X-ray source in the world
4 April, 2022
In November 2021, Arevo received funding from Sweden’s Innovation Agency Vinnova for the chemical characterization of novel, environmentally friendly plant biostimulants. Within this project, Arevo collaborates with Dr. Nils Skoglund from Umeå University, an expert in X-ray analytical techniques, and the MAX IV Laboratory in Lund. The first analysis were carried out at MAX IV in March 2022.
Arevo’s novel product line arGrow® Start is based on Arevo’s proven technology centering around the amino acid arginine as organic nitrogen source for plants. arGrow® Start is a product for utilization directly in the soil, which targets a better plant establishment, plant growth as well as quality of produced seedlings in forest nurseries. The efficient utilization of nitrogen and phosphorus facilitates the production of seedlings with a minimal environmental impact, such as e.g., minimal nutrient losses or ground water pollution. Importantly, the unique slow-release feature of arGrow® Start nourishes plants over time, allowing a reduction of nutrient addition into the soil, which consequently saves resources. Thereby, this approach actively contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals by the United Nations such as sustainable agriculture and forest management, clean water and actions against climate change.
Arevo’s core value is to base its products on scientific knowledge to ensure effectiveness. Hence, besides exhaustive plant testing, Arevo aims to understand and take advantage of the core chemical composition of arGrow® Start for optimal product efficiency.
– The support from Vinnova to explore synchrotron-based X-ray absorption spectroscopy to zoom in on the local chemical structure of arGrow® Start was a great opportunity for Arevo to use leading-edge technology provided by MAX IV leading to the expansion of our product portfolio, says project leader Dr. Regina Gratz.
Thanks to the competent guidance provided by the Max IV Laboratory in Lund as well as by our project partner Dr. Nils Skoglund, Arevo successfully performed a first chemical analysis of arGrow® Start at the BALDER beamline at MAX IV Laboratory. The fruitful interaction within this collaboration additionally permits to establish synchrotron competence at Arevo which will be beneficial for future product development and quality control purposes.