At Höganäs Borgestad , we started producing refractory bricks in 1825, almost at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
Our production unit is still based in Bjuv, Sweden. We are a modern company with strong roots in Swedish industrial traditions, committed to exceptional quality, ongoing innovation and the highest professional standards.
History in brief
Borgestad merged all companies within the Group and created one common brand: Höganäs Borgestad
Inauguration of the most modern refractory plant for monolithics in Bjuv
Acquisition of majority stake in AG-Port and Mektec
Borgestad Industries is merged into Borgestad, a Group listed on Oslo Stock Exchange
Borgestad Industries acquired T Knutsson AB and a majority of the shares in Macon AB
Höganäs Bjuf Middle East founded in Nicosia, Cyprus
Borgestad Industries publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker BIND
Major investments made in industrial robots & automated dry-pressing equipment at Höganäs Bjuf. Borgestad Industries acquires Grenland Industri-muring AS and…
Borgestad Industries acquires JH Bjørklund.
Restructuring of the refractory business. Closing of three plants in Poland and one in Norway.
Höganäs Bjuf Asia Pacific founded in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Borgestad Group acquires Höganäs Bjuf in Sweden and GZMO, which has 3 plants in Poland.
New factory completed at Höganäs Bjuf, with the first tunnel kiln in operation.
First production of chamotte brick at Borgestad. Borgestad Fabrikker issues its first product catalogue.
Gunnar Knudsen founds Borgestad Fabrikker in Skien, Norway, initially to manufacture brick for the domestic market and saggars for porcelain…
First brick production in Bjuv, Sweden
Start of Höganäs mining operations in Bjuv, Sweden
First production of refractory bricks in Höganäs
Höganäs Stenkolsverk coal mining company founded
Head office: Höganäs Borgestad Holding AB Postal address: Elektrikergatan 1 802 91 Gävle Sweden