The company

GroPro makes high-quality protein and flour concentrates for the food industry with a unique, environmentally friendly, and climate-smart technology. The raw material is Swedish peas and other legumes. The main supplier is Foodhills, which ensures short transport times and low carbon footprint. With its geographical base in the Swedish pea-growing hub, GroPro has access to practically unlimited volumes of peas and legumes of the very highest quality.

GroPro is owned by:


Backahill Utveckling AB


Östra Tornet Fastighetsbolag AB


GroPro Solution AB


Välingetorp Invest AB


When the frozen food brand Findus’ factory in Bjuv in southern Sweden was closed in 2017, both jobs and a large food producer disappeared from the region. The 100,000-square-metre premises and a large agricultural property with lots of history and tradition provided a fantastic opportunity for new ideas to develop from business entrepreneur Erik Paulsson and his property company Backahill. Foodhills AB was created as a place for circular, sustainable food production with a variety of crops and smart energy operation and production.

GroPro was started in 2021 as a spin-off company from Foodhills. Since 2022, GroPro is producing high-quality protein concentrates for the food industry in a modern production facility.

Partners and collaborations

At GroPro, we constantly challenge ourselves to be as sustainable as possible. We do not let anything go to waste and we are striving to find applications and end products for all parts of the legumes we process. We do this by working closely with partners and finding new fruitful collaborations.


GroPro currently collaborates with several leading food producers. One of them is Culinar, a Swedish food company that offers knowledge, product development and a large range of ingredients to the food industry in the Nordic market. The company is based just east of Kristianstad in southern Sweden and is part of Sweden’s Starch Producers Association, an economic association with around 600 farmers as members.

Culinar logo - colour - other use


Another good example of a collaboration is the development of JackFava, which has been done together with Nordic Kitchen Visionaries (Nokivi). It has resulted in a product that can be used as a basis for making several finished end products. JackFava is a completely natural product (Clean Label) without any chemical additives and has a very wide range of uses. JackFava uses our tasteless fava bean concentrate with 68% protein content.


GroPro believes in cooperation with others and cooperates with several leading actors in the food sector such as the state research institute Rise. Our ambition is to, together with you as a customer and our good networks in the food sector, be able to offer consumers good food that is also good for our planet.


Stefan Andersson, Chairman of the Board

Stefan Andersson, Chairman of the Board. 1969

Current role
Affärsområdeschef Backahill Food
Ordförande GroPro, Foodhills och GroPro Solutions

Previous assignments
Vd och Landschef Unisport Sverige AB
Vd Rantzows Sport AB

Ekonomiutbildning, Högskolan i Halmstad

Hans-Alfred Persson, Board member

Hans-Alfred Persson, Board member

Current role

Previous assignments


Jonas Ekwall, Board member

Jonas Ekwall, Board member. 1973

Current role
Co-founder and Managing Director Librixer AB, Jan 2020 – Board member, Mapping Industries AB, Deputy board member, Hast Utveckling AB

Previous assignments
MIBA Invest AB, Co-founder and Chairman, Jan 2017 – Jan 2020, Redmind AB, Co-founder and Managing Director, May 2012 – Jan 2017

Elkraft gymnasieutbildning

David Ingsten, Board member

David Ingsten, Board member. 1975

Current role
Hållbarhetschef Backahill

Previous assignments
Försäljning, affärsutveckling och marknad, Öresundskraft
Försäljning, affärsutveckling och marknad, Eltel Networks

Internationella ekonomiprogrammet, Handelshögskolan vid Göteborgs Universitet
Media och kommunikationsvetenskap, Göteborgs Universitet
Infra Services Management, KTH Executive School

Johan Ljungström, Board member

Johan Ljungström, Board member. 1979

Current role
Credit manager MyMoney Europe AB

Other assignments
Board member, McPaul, McTom and IT-Gården fastigheter i Landskrona AB

Masters degree in economics, Linneuniversitet

Sven Rosenkvist, Deputy board member

Sven Rosenkvist, Deputy board member 1958

Current role
Partner, SRQ Consulting sedan 2008.

Previous assignments
Office manager, Handelsbanken

Legal education, Lunds Universitet

Jonas Sandberg, Deputy board member

Jonas Sandberg, Deputy board member, f. 1972.

Current role
Company and business development, Qamcom which he founded in 2001

Previous assignments
Ericsson, broadband business area, Head of Business Development until 2006

IHM Business School