2000-2009

2000

The Company Committee at the OM Stockholm Exchange approves Beijer Electronics' application for a quotation on the O list.

The former subsidiary, Beijer Tools, becomes a division within G & L Beijer Industri AB.

Board Member Johan Björkman does not stand for re-election at the Annual General Meeting.

Beijer Acquires Texan AB, ETC Verktygs AB and Metrab Industri AB.

2001

Beijer acquires Slanggrossisten Ekonil AB.

The Refrigeration business area creates a common profile with a common brand, Beijer Ref.

2002

The former principal owner, Jan Hain, divests shares equivalent to 55.5 per cent of votes and 28.5 per cent of capital. Members of Beijer's Board of Directors and Management acquire the A shares. Institutions acquire the B shares.

Jan Hain does not stand for re-election at an Extraordinary General Meeting. The EGM elects Poul Friis as a Board Member.

G & L Beijer acquires Ageko Oy and the agency operation within Hjelm Bang A/S. The Refrigeration business area establishes an operation in Lithuania.

2003

Beijer acquires the electric fittings wholesaler, BOLTHi and the operations of Slipex i Grängesberg AB.

Board Members Bo Liedholm and Gunnar Ekdahl do not stand for re-election at the Annual General Meeting.

The AGM elects Mikael Karlsson and Anne-Marie Pålsson as new Board Members.

The subsidiary, Lundgrens Maskinförnödenheter AB, changes its name to Lundgrens Sverige AB.

G & L Beijer decides to strengthen the organisation within the Industrial Technology business area.

2004

Beijer specialises its manufacturing units within the Beijer Ref business area. In September, the consolidation of the production structure is completed by moving the production of cooling batteries from Denmark to Sweden.

Elsmark Holding A/S is acquired from the Danish company, Danfoss, through Beijer Ref. The acquisition comprises six companies with operations in six European countries. From being the leading refrigeration wholesaler in the Nordic countries, the business area develops into the largest refrigeration wholesaler in Europe. With increased internationalisation, the business area also adopts its international name, Beijer Ref, in Sweden.

G & L Beijer acquires the industrial trading company, Höiness Sverige AB, which is located in Borås, through Beijer Industrial Technology. Höiness markets and sells products for burnishing, polishing, brushing and grinding metals to Swedish industries.

2005

In September, G & L Beijer sells its 17.5 per cent holding in Malmö Hamn AB. G & L The shares are acquired by a newly-established investment company of which Tibia Konsult AB (Sten K Johnsson) controls 75 per cent and Fastighets AB Malmö City 25 per cent. In the next phase, the newly-formed investment company carries out a new share issue directed at G & L Beijer which, thereafter, will own 49 per cent of the newly-formed company.

The Board Member Mikael Karlsson dies in September aged 42.

2006

In January, the Beijer Ref business area acquires the remaining 49 per cent of the Hungarian refrigeration wholesaler, Equinoxe SP.

In April, the Beijer Industrial Technology business area acquires the operations within YGAB Eldfast AB in Västerås. YGAB sells and installs refractory materials for various types of furnaces.

In November, the Beijer Industrial Technology business area acquires the grinding materials operation within Logitool AB. The operation consists of conventional grinding materials, rotary files, polishing materials, etc.

In December, Beijer Ref acquires the Danish refrigeration wholesaler, Air-Con A/S.

The Beijer Industrial Technology business area signs an agreement with Edw. H. Thomeé AB for the sale of the operations in ETC Tools within the business area's consumer products division. The business area also divests BOLTHi, which mainly sells garden and outdoor lighting. As a result of the divestments, Beijer Industrial Technology completely leaves the consumer products market.

In April, the Annual Meeting of shareholders elects Bernt Ingman as a new Board Member.

Charles Werner, Managing Director of G & L Beijer 1972-1991, dies in December aged 92.

2007

In January, the Beijer Ref business area divests its Finnish manufacturing subsidiary, Oy Dimico AB. The divestment is a step in Beijer Ref's strategy to concentrate its resources on the trading operations.

In April, the Beijer Ref business area acquires the Swedish company, DEM Production AB. The company develops and installs customer-adapted refrigeration units.

In April, the Beijer Ref business area acquires the largest refrigeration wholesaler in Switzerland, Charles Hasler AG. As a result of the acquisition, Beijer Ref becomes the leading refrigeration wholesaler in Switzerland.

In June, the Beijer Ref business area acquires the air-conditioning and heat-pump company, Clima Sverige AB in Ängelholm. The acquisition is strategically important within the rapidly growing market for air-conditioning and heat pumps (comfort cooling).

The Beijer Industrial Technology business area changes its name to Beijer Tech. The name change is part of the strategy review the business area has implemented in recent years. The intention is to strengthen the business area's operations under a common brand - Beijer Tech.

In August, the Beijer Tech business area acquires the operation in Slangbolaget BTJ AB. Slangbolaget BTJ's product range consists mainly of hydraulic hoses.

In October, the Beijer Ref business area acquires the Dutch refrigeration wholesaler, Uniechemie. As a result of the acquisition and the company's existing operation in the Netherlands, Coolmark, Beijer Ref becomes the leading refrigeration wholesaler in Holland.

In November, the Beijer Tech business area acquires the operation in the wholesale company, Specialarmatur i Helsingborg AB. Specialarmatur i Helsingborg is a niche company which focuses on sales and service of hoses and couplings to the chemical industry.

2008

In September, G & L Beijer AB and Carrier Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation in the USA, sign a letter of intent which means that Beijer intends to acquire Carrier's refrigeration wholesale operations in Europe and South Africa through a directed new share issue to Carrier Corporation.

In January, the Beijer Ref business area divests its agency operation, Svenska Daikin. The sale is a step in Beijer Ref's consolidation and dynamic investment in intensifying its collaboration with a number of international and well-established suppliers within the air-conditioning and heat-pump segments.

In February, the Beijer Tech business area acquires the operation in Renheat AB. The operation comprises refractory installations of furnaces and prefabrication of casting moulds. The acquired business is integrated into the subsidiary's, Beijer Industri, operation in Västerås.

In February, G & L Beijer divests Brogårdsand AB with its subsidiary, Fyleverken, to Finja AB through its Beijer Tech business area. The sale is a step in Beijer Tech's strategy to consolidate the operation and concentrate its resources on the business area's core segments within technology trading.

In April, G & L Beijer acquires the operation in Hymab (Hydraul & Maskinkomponenter i Örebro AB) through its Beijer Tech business area. Hymab markets hydraulic components and hose, environmentally-friendly oil products, ball bearings, sealing devices and fasteners. The acquisition is a step in the strategy for Beijer Tech's subsidiary, Lundgrens, to invest in the hydraulic segment.

In April, Beijer Ref acquires the distribution rights for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' products within the air-conditioning and heat-pump segments in Norway. The acquisition is a step in Beijer Ref's strategic investment in comfort cooling. The acquired business is integrated into Beijer Ref's Norwegian organisation.

In May, the Beijer Ref business area acquires the Slovakian refrigeration wholesale company, RK Slovakia. The acquisition means that Beijer Ref makes a breakthrough into a new geographic market in Europe.

In May, the Beijer Tech business area acquires the Industrial Hose business area within REC Indovent AB. The acquired operation sells industrial hoses for a number of applications, such as the handling of hot and aggressive gases and industrial vacuum cleaning. The acquired business is integrated into the operations of Beijer Tech's subsidiary, Lundgrens. As a result, Lundgrens develops its product programme and strengthens its position as the leading hose company in Sweden.

In June, the Beijer Ref business area acquires the Czech refrigeration wholesale company, Fridanair. The acquisition means that Beijer Ref makes a breakthrough into yet another geographic market in Europe.

2009

On 1 February, G & L Beijer acquires Carrier ARW's refrigeration and air-conditioning operations in seven countries in Europe and the distribution and manufacturing operations in South Africa through its Beijer Ref business area. In payment for the operations, G & L Beijer carries out a directed new issue of 8.8 million shares to the value of SEK 1,055M.