Borgestad Fabrikker AS og Höganäs Bjuf AB formed the basis of Borgestad Industries many years ago.
Höganäs Stenkolsverk coal mining company founded
First production of refractory brick at Höganäs.
1,050 acres of land acquired in the Bjuv district of Skåne.
Prospecting starts for coal and chamotte clay in Bjuv area.
Start of Höganäs mining operations at Bjuv, Sweden.
First brick production unit inaugurated at Bjuv. First year’s production: 829,000 bricks.
J.H.Bjørklund AS founded by Johan Herman Bjørklund, Oslo, as a tool and equipment maker for cartwrights and blacksmiths, as well as a foundry crucible manufacturer for the Morgan Group.
Gunnar Knudsen founds Borgestad Fabrikker in Skien, Norway, initially to manufacture brick for the domestic market and saggars for porcelain mnufacture. Subsequently, business focuses more and more on serving Norway’s industry with high-quality refractories.
First production of chamotte brick at Borgestad. Borgestad Fabrikker issues its first product catalogue.
Greve Strömfeldt mine opened at Bjuf. Now known as Mine III.
Kropps AB and Vallåkra Coal AB become Billesholms-Bjuf AB.
Höganäs Bjuf’s brick factory modernized, including a new chamber kiln (factory 2) in what is today our repair workshop.
Höganäs Coal Works and Billesholms-Bjuf AB become Höganäs-Billesholm AB. Höganäs AB shares listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.
Aktieselskabet Borgestad is founded, with a share capital of NOK 930,000. Prime Minister Gunnar Knudsen is elected sole board member and Managing Director. Knudsen owns 34% of the company’s shares.
Aktieselskapet Borgestads shares are listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
Höganäs Bjuf factory additions completed (factory 3), including a new chamber kiln.
New factory completed at Höganäs Bjuf, with the first tunnel kiln.
First dry-pressed brick produced at Höganäs Bjuf.
Already 70 years ago the advice was to pay a little premium to be assured of products of good quality. From Borgestad Fabrikker catalogue.
Aktieselskapet Borgestad loses six of eight vessels during WW II.
Major renovations and additions at Höganäs Bjuf. Construction of new offices, staff cafeteria, kitchens and changing rooms. Two additional tunnel kilns erected.
Borgestad Fabrikker in 1963.
New unit erected for crushing, grinding, screening and mixing at Höganäs Bjuf: KM79. Last mine closed down at Höganäs Bjuf.
Höganas Bjuf AB established as separate company.
Investments made in automatic handling of kiln cars for tunnel kilns at Höganäs Bjuf.
Borgestad Group acquires Höganäs Bjuf in Sweden and GZMO, which has 3 plants in Poland.
Restructuring of the refractory business. Closing of three plants in Poland and one in Norway.
Borgestad Industries acquires JH Bjørklund.
Major investments made in industrial robots & automated dry-pressing equipment at Höganäs Bjuf. Borgestad Industries acquires Grenland Industri-muring AS and Kay Lindegaard AS, forming GL Contracting.
Borgestad Industries publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker BIND.
Borgestad Industries acquired T Knutsson AB and a majority of the shares in Macon AB.
Borgestad Industries is merged into Borgestad, a Group listed on Oslo Stock Exchange.
Acquisition of majority stake in AG-Port and Mektec.
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Opening of the world’s most modern refractory plant in Bjuv.
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