Our organisation and personnel
The offices of Jernkontoret are located in their own building in central Stockholm at Kungsträdgårdsgatan 10. Day-to-day operations are run by some 25 persons.
Ownership and structure
Jernkontoret’s structure is that of a body governed by public law with private co-ownership that is not tied to individuals or even companies but rather to the iron- and steelworks themselves. Since its foundation back in 1747, Jernkontoret has been owned by the iron- and steelworks that carry out, or have carried out, iron and steel production in Sweden. The co-ownership on the part of an iron- or steelworks cannot in fact be liquidated but only ceases when operations are discontinued and the co-ownership stake is then transferred to another works carrying on the manufacture of iron and steel. The members pay a basic fee, the so-called Jernkontors-dalern, unchanged since 1747 and that gives voting rights.
Just over 180 iron- and steelworks are numbered amongst the co-owners of Jernkontoret, although the majority of these are currently inactive. Nowadays, operations directly linked to the steel industry are carried out at some twenty or so locations in Sweden. Companies pay an annual service charge that finances parts of Jernkontoret’s activities. The co-owners of Jernkontoret that utilise its services pay the full service charge. These co-owners are mainly steel companies at whose plants in Sweden the production of steel takes place (crude steel and steel powder). Other co-owners, e.g. works sites where operations are discontinued, voluntarily pay a symbolic annual fee to Jernkontoret, i.e. the ‘Jernkontorsdalern’.
Society of Ironmasters
The co-owners exercise their influence over Jernkontoret through the ‘Society of Ironmasters’ (Brukssocieteten) which corresponds to the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in a joint-stock company.
The Society of Ironmasters appoints between 12 and 18 persons to the council which thereby constitutes the Jernkontoret board.
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