Systemair Corporate

History

The company was founded in 1974 with a pioneering idea in developing and introducing the circular in line centrifugal duct fan which has simplified ventilation systems. Our motto “The straight way”, has now extended from a product concept to a business philosophy. Our range has grown ­substantially to span a wide range of energy efficient fans, air handling units, air distribution products, air conditioning, air curtains and heating products. Our products are robust and easy to choose, install and use. Operating from the values of simplicity and reliability, our business concept is to develop, manufacture and market high-quality ventilation products. On the basis of our business concept and with our customers in focus, our aim is to be your most efficient and helpful partner in mastering your indoor air quality challenges.

 

1970s and 1980s


1974
The company was founded as LHG kanalfläkt, and production began in Skinnskatteberg. More than 50% of production was exported to Norway.
1974
The first sales subsidiary, LHG Kanavapuhallin, was established in Finland.
1985
The German manufacturer of fan motors Ziehl-Abegg and ebmpapst were suppliers from the start, then became partners through their Swedish subsidiary Ziehl-ebm, today ebm-papst AB, the second largest shareholder in Systemair.
1987
Acquisition of 50% of the shares in RB Kanalfläkt, USA and the remaining 50% in 2001/2002.
1989
Sales company acquired in Denmark.
1989/91
Norwegian sales company Jolin Produkter A/S acquired in stages.

 

1990s


1992
Acquisition of then OTC-listed Frico AB, a specialist in air curtains and fan heaters.
1995
Enviroment Air, Canada, manufacturer of residential air handling units, acquired.
1996
Acquisition of factory in Bouctouche, Canada, a production facility for the North American market.
1997
Own representative office in Moscow, Russia.
Acquisition of SCIE Systemair, previously sales agent in France. The name was later taken by the whole Group.
1998/99
Acquisition of Europair, Södertälje, manufacturer of air terminal devices. LTI Lüftungstechnik, Windischbuch, Germany, now the second largest production unit and central ware house.LTI's sales companies in the UK, Poland and Singapore became the first subsidiaries to be renamed Systemair.
1999/00
Acquisition of the sales company APF Group, Estonia, with subsidiary in Latvia.
Establishment of representative office in Shanghai, China.

 

2000s


2000/01
New distribution centre in Skinnskatteberg.
Acquisition of Danvent, Denmark, which produces air handling units, and 75% of the shares in UAB Alitas, Lithuania.
Sales subsidiary in Turkey under the Systemair name.
2001/02
Systemair adopted as the common name of the entire Gruop.
Acquisition of Veab Heat Tech, Hässleholm, Auranor Aggregater of Eidsvoll, Norway, and sales company Bivent, Austria.
Sales companies founded in Hong Kong, Hungary and Ireland.
2002/03
Acquisition of sales company Meijdijk Ventilatietechnik of the Netherlands, Klockargården in Skinnskatteberg, 26,000 m2 of buildings and 30 ha of land.
2003/04
Acquisition of Fans&Spares, UK, Gelu, a German manufacturer of air curtains, Antlia, a distributor in Switzerland, and establishment of a new sales company in Belgium.
2004/05
Sales companies in Romania and South Africa established. Start-up of production facility in Ukmergé, Lithuania.
2005/06 
Acquisiton of Marvent, Slovenia, Multiventilaco, a sales company in Portugal and establishment om sales companies in the Unitdes Arab Emirates, Spain and India.
Gerald Engström, then CEO of Systemair, named Entrepreneur of the Year in Sweden.
2006/07
Acquisition of Altexa, Austria and Imos, Slovakia, as well as the assets of Matthews & Yates, United Kingdom.
2007/08
Acquisition of Koolclima, Spain, Climaproduct, Italy and establischment of Systemair Software, India.
Systemair was awarded the Swedish Trade Council´s Export Prize.´
Systemair was listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm exchange.
2008/09
Acquisition of Megcool Industries, Malaysia, and the assets of Emerson Ventilation, Products, Uníted States.
2009/10
Acquisition of Energo Plus, Slovenia, W.C. Wood, Air Humidifier Dept, Canada, and Ravistar, India.
2010/11
In February 2011, CEO Gerald Engström was awarded H.M. the King´s Medal, 12th size with the ribbon of the Order of the Seraphim, for outstanding contributions to Swedish business.
Acquisition of Polish sales company Foko, Czech sales company VKV, Dutch ventilation company Rucon and companies in the Aaldering Group engaged in the production and sales of air curtains in Germany and the Netherlands. In January, minority stakes in Systemair AS, Estonia, and IMOS-Systemair, Slovakia, were acquired.
Establishment of sales company in Chile.
2011/12
Acquisition of sales companies DTTermo, Serbia and Montenegro and Frivent,Germany.
Acquisition of the Russian salescompany Ventrade.
Acquisition of Airwell, Italy, manufacturer of chillers, and IAPL, India, manufacturer of airhandling units and Kryotherm, Sweden.
2012/13 
Acquisition of Holland Heating, a manufacturer of air handling units in the Netherlands.
Acquisition of Change Air, Canada, a manufacturer of classroom ventilation air handling units.
Acquisition of 90 percent of the shares in Turkish company HSK, a leading manufacturer of air handling units in Turkey.
2013/14 
Acquisition of Menerga GmbH, Germany, a leading European producer of air handling units for swimming pool and comfort ventilation.
Acquisition of Reftec AS, a supplier of commercial air conditioning and heat pumps, in Norway.
Acquisition of Menerga’s sales company in Austria and Switzerland.
Acquisition of Menerga’s sales companies in Hamburg, Hanover, Berlin and Frankfurt. 
2014/15 
Acquisition of Airwell, France, a manufacturer of air conditioning products in France.
Acquisition of Lautner Energie­spartechnik GmbH, Germany. 
Acquisitions of sales companies Camair of Belgium, Airwell of Germany and Menerga of Norway.
2015/16
Roland Kasper was appointed as new CEO of Systemair AB. At the AGM, Gerald Engström was elected as new Chairman of the Board.
The Swedish business was divided into two companies. The company Systemair AB became a streamlined holding company with corporate staff and group functions. The newly formed company Systemair Sverige AB conducts production and sales operations in Sweden. 
Systemair opened our renovated and expanded factory in Slovakia, where we manufacture air distribution products and fire dampers. 
Acquisition of 75 percent of the shares in Brazilian company Traydus, a leading manufacturer of customised air handling units and fan coil units in Brazil.
Acquisition of Alitis, which markets and distributes Systemair’s products in Belarus and Kaliningrad. 
Acquisition of the manufacturing of air handling units from Kolektor Koling d.o.o., Slovenia.
Acquisition of Menerga NV, a distributor of Menerga’s products in Belgium.
Acquisition of Menerga Polska was completed. The company retails Menerga’s products in Poland. 
2016/17
Acquisition of the Czech company group 2VV. The company is a leader in the development and manufacturing of industrial and residential air handling units and air curtains for commercial applications in the region. 
Acquisition of the assets of TTL Tür + Torluftschleier Lufttechnische Geräte GmbH, a German a high-end manufacturer of air curtains for commercial applications. 
Acquisition of the Austrian company FRIVENT Luft- & Wärmetechnik GmbH, a high-quality manufacturer of air handling units. 

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