Fors MW has experienced and withstood most things, from the collapse of the Estonian banks in 1997 that almost drove us towards bankruptcy, to that night in February in 2006 when the fire alarm connected to my mobile started ringing at five o’clock in the morning. “I raced to the factory, only to see my life’s work go up in flames”, Leif told us. The damage after the fire was so extensive that it went down in history as the biggest industrial fire in Estonia.
Looking back, you notice that it is in crisis that you learn the biggest lessons. And in order to build up a functioning business again after the fire, planning was everything. A lot of work was put into the actual rebuilding, but we had to balance this with our determination to still satisfy the demands of the market and requirements around our products.
The result was a rapid recovery, we quickly found the right balance between reconstruction and maintaining what it was that had motivated Fors MW from the very beginning, product development and innovation. During the time Fors MW has existed, it is precisely product development and innovation that have been our great passions. We have always sought to improve, and we will continue to do so.
Our history has made us respectful of the future. We know that anything can happen, and we know that you are never better than your latest innovation or customer contact. Follow the continuation of our journey in social media.
Regrettably, Leif Fors passed away in April of 2015 after several years of suffering from cancer. The company is led today in the second generation by Leif’s daughter, Ulrica Fors.