History – over 74 years of casting
The foundries at Laihia, Loppi and Ruovesi form a new company called Alteams Finland Oy, a subsidiary of Alteams Oy.
Production started at Alteams Poland Sp.
Alteams strengthens its global presence and improves competitiveness as a local supplier in the European market. The company decides to build a new factory to manufacture pressure die cast components in Lebork, Poland.
Alteams strengthens its Indian and Chinese operations. The company also decides to build an in-house surface treatment facility in Chennai, India.
A new factory starts production in Chennai, India. The company’s Jyväskylä operations are closed down and production machinery moved to China and India. Operations in Russia are also closed down.
The China factory is expanded and a new foundry building is inaugurated in India.
A new company, Alteams India Private Limited, is established in Chennai, India. A joint venture with Ashok Leyland begins manufacturing pressure die cast components. The name of the company is Ashley Alteams India Private Limited.
In Russia OOO Alteams Vyborg starts deliveries of pressure die castings.
A new factory is built in Suzhou. Alteams Hitech Tools starts in China. Stilexo Insdustri AB changes its name to Alteams Stilexo AB.
Alteams starts foundry operations in Vyborg, Russia and establishes a production unit in Tallinn, Estonia. AB Intermekano BL is acquired by Stilexo Industri AB. The new company’s name is Intermekano Tools AB.
Alteams Oy buys Tecknit Scandinavia AB, renamed Alteams Dispensing AB.
Laihian Metalli Oy, Jyskän Metalli Oy and Lopen Metallivalimo Oy merge and the new company name is Alteams Oy with head offices in Jyväskylä. Stilexo Industri AB and Stilexo-Tecknit in China merge with Alteams Oy. The new company is renamed STS-Alteams (Suzhou) Electroics Co., Ltd. Valutyö Autio&Co Oy is acquired.
Stilexo and Technit (USA) establish Stilexo-Tecknit (Suzhou) Electronics CO. Ltd.
ISO 9002, ISO 14001 and QS 9000 certification.
Jyskän Metalli Oy opens a service centre in Oulu.
Kuusakoski Oy acquires Laihian Metalli Oy.
Laihian Metalli Oy acquires Valmet Jyskä factory’s light metal foundry which is renamed Jyskän Metalli Oy. Valutyö Autio&Co. Oy moves to Ruovesi.
Valutyö Autio&Co. Oy is founded in Tampere, Finland.
Stilexo starts pressure die casting of aluminium.
Stilexo Industri AB is founded.
Lopen Metallivalimo Oy is founded.
Valtion Sytytintehdas and state owned Valmet merge. Valimo Kokilli Oy is founded in Vaasa, Finland. Production is gradually moved to Laihia between1953 and 1958.
Finnish state owned Valtion Sytytintehdas starts pressure die casting of aluminium.