Engcon founder’s industry service recognised with royal medal

By Leila Steed12 February 2021

Stig Engström, the founder and owner of quick coupler manufacturer Engcon, is to receive the King’s Medal from His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

Stig Engström at Strömsundsbron in Sweden Stig Engström at Strömsundsbron in Sweden

His Majesty the King’s Medal of the 12th size is awarded to Swedish and foreign citizens for special merits, as well as to executives at the Royal Courts of Justice.

According to Engcon, Stig Engström was selected as a recipient of the award in recognition of his “significant contributions” to the country’s construction equipment industry.

Stig Engström said, “I received a letter informing me that I had been selected along with five others to be awarded HM The King’s medal of the 12th size with a bright blue ribbon and that the medal awards ceremony is planned to be carried out at a later date.”

He added, “My mission is to change the digging world to become safer and more efficient. It is therefore incredibly fun that my and Engcon’s work is noticed. It is a great honor to be awarded a medal from HM The King.”

HM The King's during his most recent Christmas speech at Drottningholm Castle. © Copyright Royal Court of Sweden Photo by: Victor Ericsson, Royal. Hovstaterna / Victor Ericsson. HM King Carl XVI Gustaf during his most recent Christmas speech at Drottningholm Castle. © Copyright Royal Court of Sweden Photo by: Victor Ericsson, Royal. Hovstaterna / Victor Ericsson.

Formerly known as the Court Medal, the prize was instituted around 1814. The face of the medal depicts the king of Sweden’s profile in relief and will be inscribed on the reverse with an inscription that describes the reason it was awarded.

Other recipients of the 2021 award will include Göran Lennmarker, a former member of the Swedish Parliament, and author and public debater Anders Wijkman.

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