1949 - New executive manager
In 1949, Harald Wiklund was made President of AB Penta. With a strong flair for business ans full of bold ideas, he would lead AB Penta for the next 28 years. A new era begins under his leadership. In just five years, turnover increases fivefold. Product development moves ahead in leaps and bounds. Penta's first diesel - an industrial engine - is launched. At the same time, the marine engines become more important than ever.