History of NFGAB
Nordic Fastening Group AB – three successful companies that have become one
We can help you with the right solution, pretty much whatever sector you are working in. Our breadth – both in respect of our knowledge and our product range – stems from the fact that NFG has its origins in three highly skilled companies, each with their own specialist area.
- Bult & Fästteknik, which possesses specialist knowledge regarding connections in steel.
- Neofac, which possesses specialist knowledge regarding heavy lifting and connections in concrete.
- Neofac Polska, which is a production unit that principally manufactures welded items.
Nordic Fastening Group is now part of the Koppernaes Fasteners AS group.
Follow our journey from a small business into a well-established company on the global market for fasteners.
1991 - 1993
Bult & Fästteknik – a new company
Bult & Fästteknik starts up in Surte Glassworks’ old premises. In the warehouse there is room for some 20 pallets and 10 metres of picking shelves.
The company’s suppliers are based in Sweden and its customers are located in the local area around Surte and Kungälv. We drive the deliveries ourselves in our own pick-up.
Sales 1993: SEK 2.5 million
Employees 1993: 3
Bult & Fästteknik moves to larger premises
When the 300 m² warehouse becomes too small, we move to Bilgatan 18 in the Rollsbo industrial area in Kungälv. We start importing more from German wholesalers.
With marketing in several engineering magazines and direct mailing to small and medium-sized industries, we reach a larger clientele and sell fasteners across the whole of southern Sweden. We produce our first catalogue in folder form.
1996 - 1999
Bult & Fästteknik in Asia
In 1996, we make our first contacts in India.
We make our first journey to China in 1998. This is the starting shot for a collaboration that is still ongoing today. We now make approximately four journeys a year to our suppliers in China.
Neofac Bygg & Prefabprodukter is acquired
Bult & Fästteknik acquires Neofac Bygg & Prefabprodukter. Neofac AB is responsible from now on for products to the concrete industry.
Project: The Öresund Bridge is inaugurated on 1 July. As Bult & Fästteknik had delivered fasteners for the bridge construction, it was particularly pleasing that a team of delighted individuals from the company’s workforce were able to take part in the very first Bridge Run event on 12 July.
New parent company
Nordic Fastening Group AB is established and becomes parent company of Bult & Fästteknik AB and Neofac AB.
We are awarded ISO 9001 and 14001 certification.
We expand the warehouse to a total area of 1,400 m².
We invest in technology and quality
As a step towards becoming even better at delivering documented technical quality, we employ a Technical Manager.
NGF grows in leaps and bounds
With our own suppliers in China and a growing market, we have to expand our premises yet again. The business moves to Rattgatan 15, where we acquire better office premises and a warehouse measuring 3,000 m².
We also take the next step in our quality assurance work and build our own test laboratory.
Gazelle company two years in a row
In 2006, Nordic Fastening Group, our parent company, is named a Gazelle company by Dagens Industri.
In the following year, 2007, it is Bult & Fästteknik’s turn to be named a Gazelle company.
Highest rating from Soliditet AAA
Bult & Fästteknik is awarded the highest rating from Soliditet AAA, and we make a technology investment in structural bolts.
Project: In 2009, we supply products to two interesting projects: the new Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo and Globen Skyview in Stockholm.
New website and new catalogue
In 2010, we develop a new website and print a new catalogue presenting all 30,000 of our items.
In the autumn we travel to Oslo, where we have the opportunity to see the whole city from the top of Holmenkollen ski jump, as well as to inspect the screws we supplied to the ski jump the year before.
Twenty years have now passed since the business was established in Surte. Neofac Polska becomes part of NFG.
Project: We supply 40 tonnes of fasteners to Swedbank Arena.
Nordic Fastening Group AB
Neofac and Bult & Fästteknik merge to form Nordic Fastening Group AB. Tingstads AS acquires Nordic Fastening Group AB.
The business is certified in accordance with EN 1090-1.
New production unit in Poland
The operation in Poland grows when we purchase/build/expand a new production unit measuring 1,300 m² in Gorzów Wielkopolski.
More space for more items
The warehouse needs to be extended again. We launch an expansion that provides us with a further 2,500 m² of storage space.
Restructuring within the Group
Koppernaes Fasteners AS is established and becomes the parent company of its two subsidiaries: Nordic Fastening Group AB and Tingstad AS.
The Coronavirus year
Despite the fact that the Coronavirus pandemic is sidelining the whole world, Nordic Fastening Group is continuing its operations without any redundancies, temporary layoffs or financial problems, for which we are grateful.
Sales: SEK 211 million
Number of employees: 44