Inside voice Emma Bursell

#InsideVoice Meet Emma Bursell

Since the middle of October 2017, Emma Bursell has been working in Värnamo in Sweden as the new production manager. Following a thorough internal induction programme, Emma now feels ready to take her place in the production environment – which is where everything happens and where she feels most comfortable. 

Since the middle of October 2017, Emma Bursell has been working in Värnamo in Sweden as the new production manager. Following a thorough internal induction programme, Emma now feels ready to take her place in the production environment – which is where everything happens and where she feels most comfortable.

-          “The induction programme was really good and very comprehensive. In addition to meeting my immediate colleagues in the production environment, I have also had meetings with other parts of the business that are closely linked to production. This has provided me with a good overall view of the business, which gives me a solid foundation from the start”, says Emma Bursell.

For the past nine years, Emma has worked for Hilding Anders – the international bed manufacturer. Her roles have included working as Logistics Manager for production in Rydaholm in Sweden and, from 2016, she was Production Planning Manager for the whole of the Hidling Anders Group. At the head office in Malmö, Emma was responsible for the development and monitoring of the Group’s KPIs and global footprint, which involved regular visits to the major sites around Europe.

-          “I actively applied to Trelleborg for several reasons. Firstly, I wanted more of an operational role, and I love being on-site in the production environment – that’s where everything happens. In addition, Trelleborg is a Group with a strong brand, a clear code of conduct and well-established processes and procedures, all of which it feels great to a part of”, says Emma Bursell.

Production manager at Trelleborg in Värnamo in SwedenEmma has an engineering degree in industrial economics and production from Jönköping University in Sweden, which she supplemented with a Master’s degree in industrial economics from Jönköping International Business School.

-          “In my new role here in Värnamo, I am expected to continue to develop our cost-effective production. We are constantly working to improve and to develop our skills and expertise. It is my hope that we will become even better at bring our skills together, thereby creating new opportunities for our production and for our team”, says Emma Bursell.


 Emma and her family live on a farm outside Värnamo. There, she keeps herself busy with forestry management and keeping fit. When she was younger, Emma used to compete in alpine skiing, and the family always tries to fit in at least one ski trip each year. Emma also does a lot of running and, as recently as last September, she completed yet another long-distance Lidingöloppet race in Stockholm.