1967-1989

1969

AB Kolkompaniet becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of Beijer.

1972

John Hain is appointed Chairman and is succeeded as Managing Director by Charles Werner.

1975

The grinding materials business which focuses its operations on grinding material products is incorporated into the Group. Richard Hain dies aged 89.

1976

A subsidiary is established in Helsinki.

1977

Kolkompaniet changes its name to Beijer Olje AB.

1979

From this year on, the forwarding operation is operated as a separate subsidiary, G & L Beijer Spedition AB.

1980

Share trading enters a more active phase.

1981

Beijer Electronics becomes a division of the Parent company with its focus on marketing programmable PLC's and microcomputer systems.

1982

Beijer Electronics is established in Norway and Finland. The securities portfolio increases significantly in value.

1985

During the year, the majority of the industrial sales business is located in the newly-established subsidiary, G & L Beijer Industri AB.

1986

From this year on, Beijer Electronics, which has so far been a division of the parent company, runs its operations in the newly-formed subsidiary, G & L Beijer Electronics AB.

1988

G & L Beijer begins to divest its stock portfolio, which represented a value of approximately SEK 750M at its peak. AB Tebeko Industriprodukter is acquired.

1989

The grinding materials business changes its name to G & L Beijer Tools AB.