Välinge Founder Named Entrepreneur of the Year

Darko Pervan, founder of Välinge Innovation, has been named “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the Höganäs municipality of Sweden.

“It is an honor to receive this award,” says Pervan. “I am both proud and humbled by everyone who has contributed to our great success.”

Entrepreneur of the Year is awarded annually by Företagarna and is presented at the local, regional, and national level. The award recognizes committed entrepreneurs throughout the country who are innovatively involved in driving development in the right direction.

Pervan founded Välinge Innovation in 1993 when he invented the mechanical floor lock. Since then, the company says it has grown to become one of the world’s leading innovation companies in flooring and furniture technology.

The motivation for the award reads: “With courage, persistence, leadership, and brilliant innovation, after 30 years of business development, the company has become a world leader and has floored its competitors. Darko Pervan is an exceptionally good role model as an innovator, entrepreneur, and employer, and Höganäs municipality is proud that he has rooted his empire on our peninsula.”


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