Kenth Öhlin Appoints New CEO

Stockholm, Sweden – September 29, 2016Öhlins Racing AB, a leader in advanced suspension technologies, today announced that Mr. Henrik Johansson will succeed Kenth Öhlin as CEO. Kenth Öhlin, founder of the company, will remain as President for the Öhlins Group.

Kenth Öhlin started his journey in 1976 with the legendary motocross shock which was rapidly known as the best shock on the market and was picked up by world championship riders in Europe, two years later the first world championship title was won.

This year Öhlins Racing AB celebrates its 40 year anniversary, with more than 350 championship titles across the globe. Still the Öhlins famous reputation for passion, innovation and delivering world-class technology surrounds the company, on race tracks, on the road and in boardrooms.

Öhlins is today a global company with several subsidiaries and branches over the world. Kenth Öhlin will continue to take part in the overall development of the company and support the management team at Öhlins Racing AB as well as maintain the unique contacts with customers, suppliers and partners.

Mr. Kenth Öhlin

I am pleased and proud to have had the opportunity to develop Öhlins Racing AB for 40 years, to a company that is renown around the world for its advanced suspension technology. Now is the time to hand over to a leader who can continue the epic journey.

I am very proud to announce that Mr. Henrik Johansson, who have been with us for more than 20 years and has a deep knowledge of the company, will take over the position as CEO for Öhlins Racing AB.

I myself will remain as owner and Board member and be active in the company as an advisor and hopefully can continue to contribute with my knowledge in areas such as technical development, sales and racing activities.

Prior to the current position, Mr. Henrik Johansson has been working at Öhlins Racing AB for many years and has had several senior management positions during his employment, most recently as deputy CEO with emphasis on strategic planning and management.

Mr. Henrik Johansson is more than capable to lead Öhlins Racing into the future with unique experience of the company and its customers.


Mr. Henrik Johansson

It’s truly honorable to get this assignment and, as such, the overall responsibility to lead Öhlins Racing AB into the future. I believe that I gained a good knowledge of our strengths and weaknesses, but also understand what we need to develop to maintain our position as one of the benchmarks for advanced suspension systems around the globe.

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About Öhlins Racing

Öhlins Racing AB is a manufacturer and developer of advanced suspension technology for the automotive, motorcycle, mountain bike and motorsport industry. Öhlins supplies high quality suspension products, service and support to the aftermarket, OEM-partners and motorsport teams.

Öhlins Racing AB is a privately owned Swedish company. The headquarters and main production site are located just north of Stockholm, Sweden and Öhlins has branch offices and subsidiaries in Sweden, Germany, Thailand and USA.