A LONG-STANDING COMPANY
BE Group’s history began at the end of the 19th century. In 1885 to be exact, when brothers Hans and Jöns Edstrand founded Bröderna Edstrand. The family business had its base in Malmö and mainly offered commercial steel to local industry. The company stayed in the family until 1988, when Trelleborg AB took over the ownership. Together with Nordic Capital, a jointly owned company was gradually formed, of which the Finnish company Starckjohann Steel (founded in 1868) was also part.
At the end of the 1990s, the Company established units in several countries around the Baltic Sea, including Denmark, Poland, Latvia and Lithuania. The European expansion continued until the early 2000s and in 2006, after Trelleborg AB divested all shares, the Company was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange under the joint name BE Group AB. In 2008, the joint venture ArcelorMittal BE Group SSC AB was formed, and another two years later, the Kungälv company Lecor Stålteknik was also incorporated into the Company.
In 1868, Starckjohann & Co was founded by Peter Starckjohann in the Finnish town of Viborg.
In 1885, Bröderna Edstrand was founded by Hans and Jöns Edstrand in Malmö, Sweden.