Humans of Stringo - Mattias Löfgren

Humans of Stringo - Mattias Löfgren

Humans of Stringo - Mattias Löfgren

Here’s a guy who likes tinkering with nuts and bolts both on and off work. But assembler Mattias Löfgren still finds time to enjoy the stunning nature that’s on his doorstep – with or without his hunting rifle.

Tell us about your role at Stringo!

“As an assembler on the production line, my job is to build our machines, starting by putting together smaller parts into modules and finally assembling them into a finished vehicle mover.”

What brought you to the company?

“I’ve loved building things ever since I was a kid. I went from Lego to helping my dad out with his motorcycle to tinkering with snowmobiles and old cars. My previous job became gradually more computer-based, so I’m happy to be back working hands-on with nuts and bolts again.”

What’s the most satisfying part of your job?

“The feeling of completing a machine, checking it thoroughly, and knowing I've done a good job is very fulfilling. Being a car enthusiast myself, it’s rewarding to know that the machines we build here are shipped all over the world to clients like cutting-edge EV manufacturers and vintage car museums.”

Any upcoming projects you’re particularly excited about?

“I’ve only been at Stringo for a few months, but there are always new things to learn and lots of cool product updates from our R&D team. For example, there’s a big new machine coming out in 2024, which I look forward to learning how to assemble.”

What sort of machines do you tinker with in your free time?

“I have a passion for classic American cars, like my 1968 Buick Wildcat. I appreciate the mechanical nature of older cars, as opposed to modern ones, where everything’s electronic and hidden under plastic covers. With older cars, you can really get under the hood and figure out how things work, which I really like.”

How many cars have you got?

“At the moment, only three or four, including a 1980s pickup and a modern family car. Well, modern compared to the other ones – it’s from 1998. But it works perfectly for my girlfriend, our 1.5-year-old, and myself.”

Any other hobbies?

“I spend a lot of time in the forest, where I hunt elks and various small game with our dog, a classic ‘Jämthund’ or Swedish Elkhound. My girlfriend is very keen on nature photography, so occasionally, I leave my hunting rifle at home and just enjoy the great outdoors together with her.”

What’s a must-do as a visitor to the High Coast area?

“You have to hike along the mountain trails on Skuleberget. Having grown up nearby and being used to seeing the amazing scenery all the time, I’ve become a bit oblivious to it. But every so often, the beauty still stops me in my tracks.”