HistoryOur history and milestones since the outset of BEWI in 1980.
BEWI’s milestonesSince the outset in 1980 on the island Frøya off the coast of central Norway, the dedication to creating value to our customers, the society and our owners have established BEWI as a driving market force by offering sustainable solutions in innovative and efficient ways.
BEWI was founded by the Bekken family on Frøya in Norway. Focus on the packaging and building insulation products.
The merger of BEWI and EPS manufacturer StyroChem into BEWI Group
Acquisition of packaging operations from SCA Packaging
Investment in extrusion technology in Porvoo, Finland.
Acquisition of Finnish XPS manufacturer
Acquisition of Swedish packaging operations
Acquisition of the Dutch company Synbra Holding and forming the group BEWiSynbra
Acquisition of Norwegian operations for fish boxes and Swedish operations for automotive components
Launch of BEWI Circular, focusing on recycling operations
Acquisition of the recycling company EcoFill
Acquisition of the recycling company Eurec
Acquisition of minority stake (34%) of 6 insulation facilities in Germany and 6 in France, including Saint-Gobain’s EPS operations in France
Launch of the world’s first 100% recycled EPS
Establishment of a recycling company in Portugal and Circular Denmark.
Acquisition of insulation facility in Norrköping, Sweden,
Acquisition of Dutch recycling company Poredo
Acquisition of BEWI Drift Holding in Norway, including trading operations
Entering the UK market by acquiring a minority stake (49%) of Jablite Group
Listing on Oslo Stock Exchange.
Acquisition of majority stake of Danish paper packaging company Honeycomb Cellpack
Acquisition of majority stake of listed Polish company IZOBLOK
Acquisition of UK based recycling company Volker Gruppe
Acquisition of Belgian insulation company Kemisol Group
Invests in a new recycling hub in Stockholm
Acquisition of the paper packaging company Trondhjems Eskefabrikk
Acquisition to become 100% owner of UK-based insulation and packaging company Jablite Group
Acquisition of Berga Recycling Inc., a trading platform for materials for recycling
Acquisition of the Lithuanian insulation company BalPol
Acquisition of the leading European packaging and insulation company Jackon Holding