Åsa Allan elected to the board of Svemin

Kaunis Irons Vice President Åsa Allan has been elected to the board of the national mining organization Svemin.

Svemin is the Swedish mining industry's trade organization. It safeguards the interests of its member companies in various ways, through projects and opinion forming. It works on issues such as how the industry can become more sustainable, how the supply of raw materials should be secured in the EU and how the industry should become more equal.

"There are many important issues to get involved in through Svemin's work, so it is both interesting and important to get closer to that work," says Åsa Allan.

Svemin is now pursuing issues that are crucial for the future opportunities of member companies, especially for a new and growing business like Kaunis Iron in Pajala. Such as faster permit processes and increased focus on fossil-free solutions.

"Then of course it feels honorable to be elected to the Svemin board, of course, and on a personal level it will also be exciting to deepen both relationships and knowledge through the network that Svemin represents. Fun, quite simply," says Åsa Allan.

As a member of Svemin's board, you are also part of the mining employers' association GAF's board, which belongs to Industriarbetsgivarna.

Kaunis Iron is a rather new company that 2018 has re-started the iron ore mine in Pajala who went bankruptcy in 2014. Compared with the state owned giant LKAB in the same region, Kaunis Iron is a small private owned enterprise, aiming at a yearly production at 2.1 million tonnes of finished product, iron ore concentrate. On the other hand Kaunis Iron is the largest private company in the sparsely populated municipality of Pajala and is very important to the community.

Lennart Håkansson