Public interiors

What the business area does and how it is organised

Public Interiors develops, markets and sells attractive and functional interiors and product solutions for public environments, mainly libraries. The business area is partly dedicated to selling total interior solutions on a project basis and partly to aftermarket sales of furniture and consumables. The business area comprises the companies Lammhults Biblioteksdesign AB (Sweden), Lammhults Biblioteksdesign A/S (Denmark) and Schulz Speyer Bibliothekstechnik AG (Germany) and subsidiaries.


Public Interiors works in close cooperation with architects and interior designers who design and propose interiors for their customers. Public Interiors’ end customers are mainly players whose operations are publically funded, e.g. local government.


    BCI is a world leader in modern library furniture, with more than 60 years of experience. The company has a leading position when it comes to customized solutions and work with renowned architects, designers and professionals in the development of functional and beautifully designed libraries, not only for large international projects, but also for smaller, local projects.


    With a range of nearly 1500 library products, Eurobib Direct support any library need of supplies, display solutions and complementary furnishing products. Everything from book care products and media storage to innovative children's furniture and classic book trolleys can be found in Eurobib’s line of products.


    Schulz Speyer provide total design solutions to libraries and other public spaces - working hard to create tomorrow’s library, today. The brand is customer-centric, with project solutions driven by end user suggestions and market research. The core competence lies in meeting individual requirements in terms of design and development.

Key figures

Unit 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Net sales SEK million 257.5 217.3 237.0 244.8 254.0
Operating profit* SEK million 16.6 13.9 20.3 23.8 28.2
Operating margin % 6.4 6.4 8.6 9.7 11.1
Capital employed SEK million 135.8 132.9 130.7 128.6 181.9
Return on capital employed % 11.9 11.0 15.8 18.4 18.2
Investments SEK million 2.4 2.0 3.4 1.9 2.0
Average number of employees 133 124 106 110 113

*excluding administration fees to the Parent Company. The economic results of the business area as above are accounted for in accordance with IFRS.