TENSTAR - Simulation Based Education
TENSTAR SIMULATION AB is dedicated to delivering simulation based education tools for the construction industry. Our products promote a better environment, a safer workplace, greater opportunities for students to practice and more cost-effective education.
TENSTAR SIMULATION AB was founded by Freddy Lund and Magnus Björkman, two leading entrepreneurs with strong connections to the Swedish construction industry.
Freddy Lund has life-long experience as the former owner of Scanlaser AB, a European provider of machine control solutions. While Magnus Björkman has an extensive background as the founder and co-owner of Tension Graphics; a Swedish school for games development.
In 2005, a joint project between - amongst others - leading machine operator schools and Maskinentrepenörerna (The association of Swedish Earth Moving Contractors), lead to the first version of our simulation based training tool for excavators. At that time, the goal was to develop a tool that would help make machine operator’s education more effective as well as to contribute to the recruitment of young people to the construction industry.
Today, we still have the same outspoken goal but the first version has grown into an extensive training tool that offers a strong complement to standard education. TENSTAR’s simulators are built on powerful technology giving realistic environments and self-instructive exercises. Development is continuously on-going to include more exercises and other construction machinery and accessories.
TENSTAR SIMULATION has a clear mission to be the leading provider of simulation based education tools for the construction industry. We want to contribute to a safe and effective training that is cost-effective and friendly for the environment. We believe education can be fun and exciting and are convinced that our simulators can play a role in that.
But above all we want to help future machine operators get better prepared for reality!