History in Brief

ONE CENTURY OF REFRACTORY EXPERTISE

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

Timeline

2019
February 5

2019

Borgestad merged all companies within the Group and created one common brand: Höganäs Borgestad
2007
January 31

2016

Inauguration of the most modern refractory plant for monolithics in Bjuv
2005
April 25

2015

Acquisition of majority stake in AG-Port and Mektec
March 25

2013

Borgestad Industries is merged into Borgestad, a Group listed on Oslo Stock Exchange
February 25

2011

Borgestad Industries acquired T Knutsson AB and a majority of the shares in Macon AB
January 31

2008

Höganäs Bjuf Middle East founded in Nicosia, Cyprus
2004
May 25

2008

Borgestad Industries publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker BIND
April 25

2007

Major investments made in industrial robots & automated dry-pressing equipment at Höganäs Bjuf. Borgestad Industries acquires Grenland Industri-muring AS and…
March 25

2006

Borgestad Industries acquires JH Bjørklund.
February 25

2001

Restructuring of the refractory business. Closing of three plants in Poland and one in Norway.
January 31

1998

Höganäs Bjuf Asia Pacific founded in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2003
January 31

1998

Borgestad Group acquires Höganäs Bjuf in Sweden and GZMO, which has 3 plants in Poland.
2002
January 31

1932

New factory completed at Höganäs Bjuf, with the first tunnel kiln in operation.
January 31

1890

First production of chamotte brick at Borgestad. Borgestad Fabrikker issues its first product catalogue.
January 30

1886

Gunnar Knudsen founds Borgestad Fabrikker in Skien, Norway, initially to manufacture brick for the domestic market and saggars for porcelain…
January 30

1876

First brick production in Bjuv, Sweden
January 29

1873

Start of Höganäs mining operations in Bjuv, Sweden
2001
January 29

1825

First production of refractory bricks in Höganäs
2000
January 28

1797

Höganäs Stenkolsverk coal mining company founded