History

Beijer Alma is an international industrial group active in more than 60 markets. The Group’s operations specialize in component manufacturing (Lesjöfors and Habia Cable) and industrial trading (Beijer Tech). Learn more about some of the historical events that have taken place over the years:

2013

Lesjöfors acquired the spring manufacturer S&P Federnwerk, which operates in Herdorf, Germany. The company also acquired Centrum B, a Slovakian spring producer.

2012

Lesjöfors continues its expansion in the German market with the acquisition of Stump+Schüle, which manufactures springs and flat strip components. Beijer Tech purchases the Norwegian company Norspray. The company specializes in grinding, paint and rust removal and other offshore surface-treatment services.

2011

Lesjöfors acquires the German spring company Velleuer. Beijer Tech purchases Karlebo Gjuteriteknik.

2010

Beijer Alma AB acquires Beijer Tech, specialized in industry trading.

2009

Habia opens a manufacturing plant for multicore cable in China. Lesjöfors begins manufacturing gas springs in Latvia and concentrates its production in the UK to fewer plants.

2008

Habia acquires the cabling company CS Technology AB. Lesjöfors concludes the acquisition of the spring operatins of Stece AB. Capacity expansion in China continues for both companies.

2007

Lesjöfors AB acquired the shares in the UK spring manufacturer European Springs and Pressing Ltd.

Beijer Alma celebrates twenty years on the Stock Exchange. The number of share holders at the end of the year number 3 002.

2006

Elimag is sold.

Lesjöfors AB acquires the shares in the UK spring manufacturer Harris Springs Ltd.

2005

AB Stafsjö Bruk is sold.

Lesjöfors acquires Danfoss Fjäderverksamhet in Tinglev, Denmark. The company also becomes part owner of Hanil Precision, one of Korea's leading manufacturers of gas springs.

2003

Lesjöfors starts manufacturing in Latvia.

2002

Lesjöfors starts manufacturing in China.

2001

Elimag Industri AB is acquired.

2000

Bertil Persson is appointed CEO and President of the group. Habia acquires Isotec Kabel GmbH and starts manufacturing in China. Lesjöfors acquires spring manufacturer Buck Jeppesen A/S. Lesjöfors sells the Rånäs operation and the fine blanking business in GS Industri AB.

1999

G&L Beijer Import & Export AB and E Bierregaard are sold. Lesjöfors acquires sales company B&G Suspensions BV. The surface treatment companies in Lesjöfors are sold to Bodycote.

1998

Lesjöfors acquires GS Industri, spring manufacturer DK Fjedre A/S and surface treatment companies Gnosjö Yttek and Perny. Sundquist Components AB is sold. The group changes name to Beijer Alma AB.

1997

The group has now been listed for ten years on the OTC list. After the fire in Lesjöfors, a new plant is opened, the most modern spring plant in Europe.

1996

Spring factory in Lesjöfors destroyed in a fire. Lesjöfors aquires manufacturers Kilens Industri AB and Nyme, and toolmaker Scandic Tools A/S.

1995

Group changes name to Beijer Alma Industri & Handel.

1994

Lesjöfors acquires sales companies Rally-Elit AB, Euro Suspension Ltd and Arto Laine AB. AB Cale Industri is sold and Stafsjö Bruk, maker of valves, is acquired.

1993

Anders Wall is appointed Chairman of the Board. The G & L Beijer Import & Export trading company is acquired. Lesjöfors begins working on a range of standard chassis springs.

1992

Sparbanken sells its stake. Anders Wall becomes the principal shareholder in the Group.

1989

The Group supplements its spring operations through the acquisition of Lesjöfors. The company has four plants and will become the foundation of spring operations in the future.

1988

The company's spring operations are established through the acquisition of Stockholms Fjäderfabrik and Automatfjäder.

1987

The Alma share is introduced on the OTC list of the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Alma Invest changes its name to Alma Industri & Handel.

1985

The business concept is changed and the company's operations are no longer limited geographically. Instead, the aim is to create a group of wholly owned subsidiaries in the areas of industry and trade. The Group's first acquisition is Stickler Drivteknik. The cable manufacturer Habia Cable is acquired later.

1983

Alma Invest was founded in Uppsala on the initiative of Upsala Sparbank and various entrepreneurs in the Uppland region. The business concept was to acquire blocks of shares in smaller companies in the region.