• Konftel 30 Years

The Sound of a Company

The book "The Sound of a Company – Konftel 30 Years" brings lots of  personal insights into Konftel's journey since 1988. Follow the two founders, Peter Renkel and John-Erik Eriksson on their adventure, along with other key people. This story is told not just as a celebration of the journey, but is an exciting read about the successes and adversities of the small entrepreneur struggling hard to launch  products on the world market, and of course succeeding  to do so.

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The Early Years. Breakthrough with a Bank Manager.

Part One, 1988 – 1997: 

“Perhaps it was lucky that we were young and naive".

Co-founder and CEO Peter Renkel is talking about the first assignment for the small team, building a conference phone for  a  local bank manager in Umeå. Before the end of this episode a number of desktop models had been launched and the business started to grow internationally.

Moving to China – Myth and Reality

Part Two, 1998 – 2007

“That was definitely a myth, which I guess time has proven”.

Torbjörn Karlsson, today’s product manager, was  deeply involved when production moved from Sweden to China. The myth concerned doubts about Chinese manufacturing quality. Konftel experienced quite the opposite and were able to extend the product guarantee period to two years.  

In this section, you can also read about the stock exchange roller coaster from 1997 to 2003.

 

Finding an Owner for the Next Phase

Part Three, 2008 – 2018

“To hell with this. I’m going home”.

Long time Konftel owner Gunnar Ekström expressing his frustration during the final negotiations with the lawyers hired by Avaya. But the deal were finally sealed and Avaya acquired Konftel for 100 million SEK in 2011. 

The following phase is about global expansion, new capabilities, a growing product line – and the struggle to find the ways around within a US tech giant.

 

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