Fagerdala World Foams

Fagerdala World Foams is the parent company of an international group specializing in the development, manufacture and marketing of polymer foams.

The group employs approximately 1.600 people and operates 33 factories in 16 countries, with a total building area of 312.000 m². The head office is located at Gustavsberg Harbour on the island of Värmdö, 20 km east of Stockholm, Sweden, to where it was moved in 1999 from the original nearby location at Fagerdala.

A world of technical foams

Fagerdala is manufacturing foams for insulation, sealing, shock absorption, protection, cushioning, comfort, floatation, filtration, rigidity, etc. Foams are important materials in today’s society. They are lightweight, resource- and energy saving, and offer great opportunities for improving product performance and economy in a wide variety of applications. Foams make the world lighter!


Group Chronology


1964  
Fagerdala Industri AB, founded at Värmdö, near Stockholm, Sweden

1974  
Fagerdala Tuotanto OY, Laitila, Finland, founded

1978  
Inducel Espumas Industriais Ltda, Campinas, Brazil, founded  – sold 2000
1981  
Fagerdala Industri AS, Oslo, (now Rygge) Norway, founded

1983  
Airofom AG, Rothrist, Switzerland, founded – now Fagerdala Airofom A.G.

1984  
Inducel Industrial Foams, Singapore, founded (90%) – now Fagerdala Singapore Pte Ltd

1985  
Gefinex GmbH, Steinhagen, Germany, acquired (90%) – sold 2001

1986  
Termonova Oy, Ingå, Finland, acquired/founded – now Fagerdala Termonova Oy

1987  
Gefinex-Jackon GmbH, Steinhagen, Germany, founded (45%) – sold 2001

1989  
Dan-Foam A/S (Tempur), Aarup-Fyn, Denmark, acquired – sold 2002

1989   
Fagerdala World Foams AB became the holding company for the group

1992 – 2000  
Tempur national companies founded worldwide in 30 countries  – sold 2002

1996  
Fagerdala UK, Ltd., Middlesex, United Kingdom, founded

1997  
Inducel Industry, Bangkok, Thailand, founded (90%) – now Fagerdala Thailand Ltd.

1997  
Inducel Shanghai Foams Co. Ltd, CN, founded (90%) –  now Fagerdala Shanghai Foams Co. Ltd

1997  
Fagerdala USA Inc., Lexington, USA, founded

1997  
Maxfoam Ltda, Campinas, Brazil, founded – now Fagerdala Brazil, Ltda

1997  
Gefinex Benelux S.A., Thimister, Belgium, founded – now Fagerdala Benelux S.A.

1998  
Gefinex Polymerschäume GmbH, Ohrdruf, Germany, founded – now Fagerdala Deutschland GmbH

1998  
The Vestocell EPP autoclave foam beads division of Hüls AG, Marl, Germany, acquired by Gefinex Polymerschäume GmbH (now Fagerdala Deutschland GmbH)

2000  
Por-Pac AB, Lindesberg, Sweden, acquired  – now Fagerdala Por-Pac AB

2000  
Fagerdala Kaudern AB, Getinge, Sweden, acquired – now Fagerdala Getinge AB. The company was created from the former production division  of Fagerdala Industri AB at Getinge                                    

2000  
Fagerdala Cellplaster AB, Kinnahult, Sweden, founded. The company was created from the former production division of Fagerdala Industri AB at Fritsla and Kinnahult

2000  
Fagerdala’s headoffice moves from Fagerdala, Värmdö, to Gustavsberg Harbour,  Värmdö

2001  
Pac-Lite, Inc., Marine City, Detroit, USA, acquired– now Fagerdala Pac-Lite, Inc.

2002  
Fagerdala Malaysia Sdn Bhd,  founded (90%)

2002  
Fagerdala Suzhou Packaging Co. Ltd, China, founded (90%)

2003  
Fagerdala Marysville, Inc., Detroit, USA, founded

2003  The foam division of Mehren Rubber, Norway, acquired by Fagerdala Industri A.S., Rygge, Norway

2003  
Tradex AS, Rygge, Norway acquired – now Fagerdala Tradex AS

2003
Pactuco Lompoc, Inc., California, USA, acquired  – now Fagerdala Lompoc, Inc.

2003  
Fagerdala Peru, Inc., Illinois, USA, founded

2003  
The PPO (Gecet) and EPS autoclave foam beads division of Huntsman, Peru,Illinois, USA,  acquired by Fagerdala Peru, Inc.

2003  
Pactuco, Inc., Rantoul, Illinois, USA, acquired – now Fagerdala Rantoul, Inc.

2003  
Fagerdala Thiger Marine Systems AB, Stockholm, Sweden, founded (80%)
2003  
EPSCement AB, Vallentuna, Sweden, acquired (90%)

2003  
EPSCement International AB, Gustavsberg, Sweden, founded (80%)

2003  
Öregrundsvarvet AB, Sweden, acquired by Fagerdala Thiger Marine AB

2003  
Izo-Blok Sp.z.o.o, Chorzów, Poland, acquired (90%) – now Fagerdala Izo-Blok Sp.z.o.o

2003  
Fagerdala Xiamen Packaging Co. Ltd, China, founded (90%)

2003  
Adlev srl, Milan, Italy, acquired (24%)

2003  
Gustavsbergs Hamn AB, Gustavsberg, Sweden founded (50%)

2003  
Fagerdala Event AB, Gustavsberg, Sweden, founded

2003   
Fagerdala Hicore AS,  Fredrikstad, Norway, acquired (54%)

2004  
Fagerdala Thiger Marine Production Sia, Riga, Latvia, founded (80%)

2004   
EPSCement USA, Inc., Mendota-Chicago, founded
        
2004   
Polyciment, Paris, France, founded (80%)

2004   
Fagerdala Cell Tech Ind. Ltda, Campinas, Brazil, founded