The Organisation

The mill in Lessebo was established in 1658 and we started to produce paper in 1693. Today, the manufacturing of paper is our main business. Lessebo Paper AB is a privately owned company since 2013.

Board of directors

Ownership Structure

JOOL Invest is the holding company of the JOOL Group, a family-owned corporate group rooted in the Swedish industrial tradition. Founded in 2008 by Göran Johansson and Tom Olander, the philosophy is to exercise an active and long-term ownership strategy. Having built companies for decades, the founders combine entrepreneurial spirit with common sense in order to develop businesses that make a difference and that move the needle in their respective fields.

Companies within the JOOL Group are found throughout the Nordic region and in various industries, ranging from wood- and paper manufacturing to financial services.

Bakers AB was established in 1985 in Lessebo, Sweden. Today, Bakers is the leading manufacturer of bakery utensils in the Nordic region. The focus is on high quality bakery trolleys and non-stick coated baking pans.

The Bakers Group consist of companies within several segments, such as environmentally friendly cleaning chemicals and packing tables.

The owner of the Bakers Group as well as the chairman of the board of directors at Lessebo Paper, Göran Johansson, was 2017 nominated for the Golden Gavel. The award was established in 2005 by Deloitte and the Swedish Academy of Directors. The aim of the award is to highlight and increase awareness of the crucial role of the chair in efficient, effective and business oriented board work.